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Clinical Trials

From Branch to Bedside – standing up to inherited bowel cancer

In 2012 our first Stand Up To Cancer campaign raised a staggering £8 million. The money went to help fund clinical trials across the country.

Three years later, we...

Tetanus shot boosts response to experimental brain tumour treatment

An immune-boosting tetanus injection improved the effectiveness of an experimental brain tumour immunotherapy in a US study of 12 patients.

Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials

We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

Cancer in kids, teens and young adults – why we’re renewing our focus

Cancer deaths in children and young people have dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the past 40 years

The HOPON clinical trial: a patient’s view

In the final post in our series about the HOPON clinical trial, we hear from a patient who recently took part in the research, Mr Gerard Dean.

Gerard takes us...

The HOPON clinical trial: the research nurses’ role

After hearing from Professor Richard Shaw about the beginnings of the HOPON trial and its goals, we now turn to three of the research nurses – Paul Banks, Sarah Dyas and...

The HOPON clinical trial: the doctor’s perspective

One of our highlights from 2014 was the huge success of Stand Up To Cancer.

More than 10 million people tuned in to watch it live on the night and helped us raise...

The shape of all things – the year of crystallography

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Our milestones

Crystals have been a source of fascination for thousands of years, and for good reason. Not only are they...

Dances with Pharma: part 2 – How Cancer Research UK works with industry

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In the first part of this series we took at look at the journey of a new treatment, from bench to bedside...

Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

Thanks to advances in research, survival from cancer has doubled in the UK over the past few decades....