Science Blog December 11, 2013 Hollie Chandler
The research community and the government want to speed up how quickly cancer patients can access new drugs – we discuss the latest thinking.
Science Blog September 5, 2013 Henry Scowcroft
An important part of cancer drug treatment is minimising side effects – how are scientists tackling this issue and what does the new research show?
Science Blog April 25, 2013 Dan Bridge
Clinical trials are vital – they’re how we know which treatments work, how best to use them, and what the side effects are. So running trials quickly and ef...
Science Blog November 7, 2012 Henry Scowcroft
Before the final day of the conference started, we once again awoke to news stories based on research presented over the last few days. The BBC led with figures...
Science Blog November 2, 2012 Henry Scowcroft
This morning, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) reversed its original, preliminary decisions over two cutting-edge ‘targeted’...
Science Blog August 13, 2012 Heather Walker
We’re delighted with today’s news that abiraterone will be available for men with advanced prostate cancer on the NHS in Scotland. This is fantastic for Sco...
Science Blog March 29, 2012 Henry Scowcroft
Developing new drugs is hard. Only a small fraction of chemicals tested in the lab and early patient trials ultimately make it into routine use. Most fall at on...