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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

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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 11 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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Reducing the margin of error: MRI-guided radiotherapy

Category: Science blog August 8, 2017 6 comments

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Category: Science blog July 31, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

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 lives of many patients and why this number will continue to grow.

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Proton beam therapy is arriving in the UK: what does that mean for patients?

Category: Science blog July 17, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 2 of our new radiotherapy series, we discuss proton beam therapy. What can and can’t it offer? And what does its arrival in the UK mean for patients?

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An introduction to radiotherapy: what is it, how does it work, and what’s it for?

Category: Science blog July 12, 2017 19 comments

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Today we’re launching a brand new series on radiotherapy. In this instalment, find out about the treatment’s fascinating history and how it works.

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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

Category: Science blog March 10, 2017 Comments are closed

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 3 – prostate cancer, iKnife surgery, evolving tumours and more

Category: Science blog November 8, 2016 Comments are closed

Here are our highlights from day 3 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including personalised treatment for prostate cancer, and new surgery tech.

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Radiotherapy gets the investment it needs

Category: Science blog October 25, 2016 11 comments

NHS England has announced that it will invest £130m in new radiotherapy machines. Read why that investment is so important.

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