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Clinical Trials

5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own (and very complex) family tree, we’ve picked a handful of important research discoveries to share...

Cancer Research UK trains talented doctors to develop future treatments

Four of the UK’s most promising cancer doctors have received a prestigious award to fund crucial research to develop and test urgently-needed treatments.

Osteoporosis drug could benefit postmenopausal women with breast cancer

Drugs used to treat the bone condition osteoporosis could prevent 1000 breast cancer deaths a year

Hitting the self-destruct switch – standing up to womb cancer with PARP inhibitors

In the summer of 2013, mum of two, Suzanne Harford went to see the doctor after noticing unusual changes in her monthly cycle. Thinking that she might have a common non-...

Virus therapy for melanoma – all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve seen the news today, you’ve probably seen stories about a new ‘virotherapy’ for advanced melanoma.

On the face of it, this is exciting news. Researchers...

Many hands make light work – the evolution of clinical trials

Today is International Clinical Trials Day, which aims to raise awareness of clinical trials – and their importance in modern medicine.

It falls on 20th May because...

How to make the NHS a research powerhouse

Modern medicine is built on the foundations of decades of medical research. And today’s patients get to reap its benefits.

Whether understanding how to prevent...

Earlier chemotherapy extends lives of men with advanced prostate cancer

A UK-led trial has found that combining a chemotherapy drug with hormone treatment extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer.

UK researchers improve ovarian cancer detection test

Measuring changes in the level of a protein in the blood detects more cases of ovarian cancer than a single measurement on its own.

Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

In just a few weeks’ time, people will be gathering in venues up and down the country to hear the nation’s top minds discuss the latest developments in science.