Lynne found her lump by accident. “It had spread to the lymph glands so meant surgery, chemo, radiotherapy and 5 years of hormone therapy. Treatments are even better now.”
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Acute back pain first led Louise to her GP. “I put my hand on my back and felt a lump the size of a fist.” It was bone cancer. After completing treatment she celebrated by doing a skydive.
"This could be a turning point in how we treat cancer."
Dr Graham Taylor is developing an exciting new vaccine to treat cancers related to the Epstein Barr virus. The vaccine is in trials for patients with head and neck cancer.
Professor Gareth Griffiths is working to grow our portfolio of early diagnosis clinical trials
"By working with GPs and national screening programmes we will be able to detect cancer earlier and so increase the number of patients we cure."
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