55,000 cancer patients miss treatment target over 6 years

Cancer Research UK has reported that over the past 6 years, almost 55,000 cancer patients have missed the 62-day wait for treatment. The key reasons for this are shortages in workforce and diagnostic equipment. These patients should have been diagnosed quicker and started treatment sooner. However, the government’s own target of 85% of cancer patients […]

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Breath test for cancer enters clinical trials

Cancer Research UK are pioneering a potential breath test for cancer. A clinical trial, being led by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, is about to start at the MRC Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge. The trial is looking at ways to bring this potential cancer test into the clinic. “The PAN trial is seeing if you […]

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Kidney cancer may begin to develop in childhood

Scientists working on a Cancer Research UK funded study have discovered that the development of kidney cancer follows distinct paths, which can begin in childhood. These evolutionary paths enable scientists to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive and spread. “We could use these rules to help choose the best treatments, and potentially to diagnose some […]

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KCSN Trustee appointed as Cancer Research UK Senior Clinical Advisor in clinical research

Cancer Research UK announces the appointment of Dr James Larkin as a new Senior Clinical Advisor in clinical research. Dr Larkin’s new role aims to accelerate the progress of the charity’s clinical research portfolio. He will also support the charity in helping ensure the UK can continue to participate in clinical trials across Europe after […]

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