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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2017 1 comment

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 7 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Category: Science blog August 21, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Category: Science blog July 31, 2017 1 comment

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the li...

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‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Category: Science blog July 24, 2017 3 comments

Read Alfred’s story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 0 comments

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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‘Once in a career feeling’ as trial shows offering prostate cancer drug earlier improves survival

Category: Science blog June 6, 2017 21 comments

We take a look at results from the STAMPEDE clinical trial, which is researching how to improve treatment for men with prostate cancer.

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