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Clinical Trials

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.


'Targeted' ovarian cancer drug could also help certain men with prostate cancer

Certain men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit from a drug originally developed to treat breast and ovarian cancers

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.