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Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

This entry is part 29 of 30 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

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?

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

This entry is part 28 of 30 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

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

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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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Part 3 of our radiotherapy series explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. But what is it and can it help improve survival? We take a look.

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

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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