Cara McCormick, now in remission, signed up for a breast cancer clinical trial called Aphinity in 2012 to take a different combination of drugs which “wouldn’t have been available 20 years ago”.
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Research helped Cara beat breast cancer
Dr Anne Kiltie in Oxford is investigating how bladder cancer cells react to radiotherapy, to explain why some tumours respond to the treatment while others don’t.
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Professor Sir John Burn is investigating if aspirin can help decrease the risk of women with Lynch Syndrome developing womb cancer.
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