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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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Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

Category: Science blog July 20, 2018 10 comments

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 4 comments

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 6 comments

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock.

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‘Our NHS is there for us, now it’s time to stand with them’

Category: Science blog June 15, 2018 2 comments

We’ve launched a campaign for more NHS staff to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer survivor Elizabeth Bailey explains how you can get involved.

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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 7 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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Vitamin C as a treatment for cancer: the evidence so far

Category: Science blog April 25, 2018 9 comments

Headlines from last year could have you believe that eating oranges could cure cancer. But is there any evidence behind vitamin C as a cancer treatment?

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 3 – oncologists

Category: Science blog March 30, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Omar is an oncologist specialising in rare cancers. He’s treating patients in one of our clinical trials in London. Here, he shares his experience of the trial.

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 2 – clinical trial patients

Category: Science blog March 28, 2018 Comments are closed

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Cora took part in a radiotherapy clinical trial. She was treated for a type of soft tissue sarcoma, and in this post she shares her experience of the trial.

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 1 – therapeutic radiographers

Category: Science blog March 26, 2018 2 comments

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In our new blog series, we meet some of the people who help make radiotherapy possible. Part 1 comes from Kim, a therapy radiographer.

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