All treatments must be fully researched before they can be adopted as standard treatment for everyone. This is so that we can be sure they work better than the treatments we already use and so we know that they are safe. Even once they have been researched they need to be licensed for use as a treatment. Find out about some of the treatments in development.
The cancer types section and our clinical trials database also have information about new treatments being looked at for cancer.
Find out about Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) trials.
Stratified medicine means looking at large groups of cancer patients to find ways of predicting which treatments cancers are likely to respond to.