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Clinical Trials

Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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.

Keyhole oesophageal cancer surgery as good as more invasive operations

Keyhole surgery for oesophageal cancer is as good as more invasive surgery in terms of survival, according to unpublished clinical trial results.

Cancer Research UK launches trial to test new drug in patients with advanced cancer

A clinical trial to test a new cancer drug in patients with advanced solid tumours, launches in four centres across the UK today.

SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol to trial new immuno-oncology treatment for advanced tumours

Cancer Research UK and Biotecnol Limited will trial an experimental immuno-oncology treatment for some patients with advanced tumours.

IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the lives of many...

‘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.

Personalised vaccines to treat skin cancer show promise in small studies

Personalised vaccines have been used to successfully treat melanoma (skin cancer) patients in two small studies.

New bladder cancer therapy to start clinical trials

An experimental treatment for bladder cancer will move into an early phase clinical trial under an agreement signed today.

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