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Dr Tony Collportrait

Cambridge teams land £4m to tackle toughest cancers

Two teams of Cambridge scientists – which include experts based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital - are to get a £4m boost to help with the fight against cancer.

16 Jun 2022, 2 p.m.
Brain cancer care team

Brain cancer care awarded centre of excellence status

Addenbrooke’s hospital is part of six NHS brain cancer centres to be awarded excellence status by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission.

27 May 2022, 10 a.m.
Prof Fiona Gilbert

Top honours for pioneering Cambridge doctors

Congratulations to Fiona Gilbert and Miles Parkes who are among 8 Cambridge doctors and professors to be elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences.

11 May 2022, 10 a.m.
Prof Richard Gilbertson

Richard Gilbertson elected to the Royal Society

Congratulations to Professor Richard Gilbertson, research lead for the new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, now recognised for his scientific excellence by the Royal Society.

10 May 2022, 3 p.m.

Big boost for Cambridge 'sponge on a string' cancer test

A multi-million pound trial has been announced to pave the way for the Cytosponge test to become a routine screening programme, to help detect early signs of oesophageal cancer.

29 Apr 2022, 6 a.m.
graphic of blue and green DNA and numbers on a black background to symbolise breaking down DNA to understand genetics

Big genetic study reveals new clues to the causes of cancer

Cambridge analysis of more than 12,000 tumours from NHS patients has found DNA evidence of more than 50 new potential causes of cancer.

21 Apr 2022, 7 p.m.
Richard Mair, neurosurgeon

Landmark NHS testing and treatment for brain cancer

Brain tumour patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital are the first in the UK to benefit from personalised treatment using the latest innovations in genomics and cancer research.

15 Apr 2022, 6 a.m.
Jill Barker - CNS day - image

My CUH story: Cancer nurse specialist

An oncology specialist nurse at Addenbrooke’s has spoken of her love for her work – even though it involves following patients on some of the toughest journeys.

15 Mar 2022, 9:15 a.m.
Ovarian Cancer Patient Research Group - team shot

Increasing genetic testing for ovarian cancer

Addenbrooke's patients are taking part in a pilot scheme to improve the uptake of genetic screening for ovarian cancer, especially in BAME communities that have the lowest rates of testing.

8 Mar 2022, 10 a.m.
Artist's impression

Research into cancer given five-year funding boost

Life-changing research into cancer will continue on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus for the next five years as Cancer Research UK (CRUK) announced £22.5million funding for its Cambridge Centre.

27 Jan 2022, 5:53 p.m.
Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Major milestone reached for new cancer hospital in Cambridge

The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) project has had the first stage of its business case approved by the Department for Health and Social Care and NHS England & NHS Improvement.

7 Dec 2021, 2 p.m.
Prof Serena Nik-Zainal

CUH professor wins top prize for ground-breaking research into cancer

CUH professor wins top prize for ground-breaking research into cancer.

4 Nov 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Dr Lizzie Smyth head and shoulders

New research to target advanced oesophagogastic cancer

An Addenbrooke’s doctor is leading a trial to find improved treatments for patients with advanced oesophagogastric (OG) cancer.

29 Sep 2021, 10:18 a.m.
Eileen Hughes

Call for 10,000 volunteers for UK breast cancer study

Eileen Hughes has signed up to an international trial, led in the UK by Addenbrooke’s, to test a more personalised way to screen for breast cancer and detect it sooner.

28 Sep 2021, 1 p.m.
A head and body shot of Dr Raj Jena

AI speeds up cancer treatment

Doctors at our hospitals aim to drastically cut cancer waiting times using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate lengthy radiotherapy preparations.

9 Dec 2020, midnight
An aerial view of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital funding announcement

Today’s government funding announcement for a new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital on our campus brings us closer to rewriting the story of cancer for our patients. It will bring together world-class clinicians with cutting-edge research.

2 Oct 2020, 5 p.m.