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‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog October 5, 2018 1 comment

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

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Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Category: Science blog October 1, 2018 5 comments

Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo have been given a Nobel Prize for revolutionising our understanding of how the immune system sees cancer.

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Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

Category: Science blog September 20, 2018 3 comments

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

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Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Category: Science blog September 14, 2018 1 comment

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

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How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 31, 2018 1 comment

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Category: Science blog August 24, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

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An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2018 0 comments

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

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Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Category: Science blog August 3, 2018 2 comments

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

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My brain tumour treatment journey – Parminder’s story

Category: Science blog August 1, 2018 1 comment

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Parminder takes us through her treatment journey after she was diagnosed with an astrocytoma.

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Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Category: Science blog July 31, 2018 1 comment

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

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