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Clinical Trials

Boost for cancer trials across Northern Ireland

A new team of nurses will improve access to cancer clinical trials across Northern Ireland - addressing the current concentration on Belfast.

Trial launched into curry chemical’s cancer-fighting properties

Compounds found in curry are being investigated as a way of improving drug response in patients with advanced bowel cancer in a new study launched today (Monday).

Revised guidelines should ease clinical trial workload

The first formal revision of the guidelines used by clinicians to measure the size of tumours and their response to treatment has been published - a move which should help...

Combination treatment halves deaths from locally advanced prostate cancer

A treatment approach combining radiotherapy with 6 months of prior hormone therapy could halve the risk of death from locally advanced prostate cancer

Trial finds new drug combo increases remission time for lymphoma patients

A trial led by French researchers has found that patients under 60 with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called 'diffuse large B-cell lymphoma' are more likely to have a...

Nottingham scientist builds Phortress against breast cancer

A new type of anti-cancer drug with a unique mechanism that selectively targets breast cancer cells will enter clinical trials in the New Year, a leading Cancer Research...

Study confirms long term benefits of tamoxifen

Taking tamoxifen for 10 rather than five years halves the risk of women dying from the most common kind of breast cancer.

Cancer Research UK to investigate new drug combination in lung cancer

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office has opened the first trial of a new drug combination in patients with advanced solid tumours and in a subset of patients who...

Clinical trials set to test new cancer treatment

A new cancer treatment based on white blood cells called granulocytes is to be tested on humans in a phase II clinical trial at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical...

HPV testing for cervical cancer 'the best option for women over 30'

Testing for the presence of DNA from the human papillomavirus (HPV) alongside conventional smear test is the best cervical cancer screening option for all women aged 30...