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£9.2m boost for next generation of Cambridge cancer experts

Cambridge is set to benefit from £9.2m funding to train the next generation of doctors and scientists, to bring new and better cancer treatments to patients faster.

9 Apr 2024, 10:25 a.m.
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‘Exhausted’ immune cells in healthy women could be targeted for breast cancer prevention

Researchers in Cambridge have created the world’s largest catalogue of human breast cells, which has revealed early cell changes in healthy carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. The results suggest existing immunotherapy drugs could be used as early intervention, to prevent breast cancer developing, instead of invasive surgery.

28 Mar 2024, 3:21 p.m.
Give Us A Lift Launch

ACT partner with Give Us A Lift charity to benefit the new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is delighted to be partnering with Give Us A Lift (GUAL), a humanitarian charity helping local communities and organisations deliver life-changing care, to support the fundraising campaign for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

7 Mar 2024, 10:11 a.m.
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Get hands-on with cancer research and join us at Cambridge Festival

Join us on Saturday 16 March from 11am – 4pm for the 'Big Biomedical Campus day' at the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, as part of Cambridge Festival.

23 Feb 2024, 3:52 p.m.
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Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital appoints arts advisor

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital has appointed Fabienne Nicholas as a consultant arts advisor, to develop the arts strategy for the future hospital.

7 Feb 2024, 3:02 p.m.
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Health Minister visits Cambridge as preparation work starts for new East of England cancer hospital

Health minister Lord Markham visited Cambridge Biomedical Campus today (5 February) to mark progress on the build for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital - a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, and life science partners.

5 Feb 2024, 4:45 p.m.
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Cancer isn't fair - but care should be

Over a million lives have been saved in the UK thanks to improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment since the 1980s. But the promise of these advances is not felt by all.

5 Feb 2024, 12:28 p.m.
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Tailoring treatment for breast cancer patients

In the lead-up to World Cancer Day on 4 February we are highlighting the pioneering precision breast cancer research that will move into the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

2 Feb 2024, 3 p.m.
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Independent Chair appointed for new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Mark Bullock has been appointed as Independent Chair of Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital’s Building and Construction Board (BCB).

17 Jan 2024, 8 a.m.
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Landmark national study supports use of whole genome sequencing in standard cancer care

In the largest study of its kind, scientists today report how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.

11 Jan 2024, 10:30 a.m. From: East Genomics
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New trial brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer

A man from Cambridge is the first to join the surveillance part of a clinical trial that could see routine screening for oesophageal cancer introduced into the NHS, potentially halving deaths from this cancer every year.

8 Jan 2024, 5:23 p.m.
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New trial brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer

A man from Cambridge is the first to join the surveillance part of a clinical trial that could see routine screening for oesophageal cancer introduced into the NHS, potentially halving deaths from this cancer every year.

8 Jan 2024, 5:23 p.m.
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Trial finds new hormone treatment combination for women with breast cancer

A Cambridge-led study investigating a new type of breast cancer treatment, targeted at women after the menopause, reports promising early trial results in stopping tumour growth.

8 Dec 2023, 9 a.m.
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Cambridge to play an "important" part in Cancer Research UK's new manifesto

Professor Richard Gilbertson, Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital's research lead, says that Cambridge "can and will play an important part" in delivering Cancer Research UK's new manifesto and backs its bold plan for tackling cancer.

28 Nov 2023, 3:01 p.m.
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World Pancreatic Cancer Day: Addenbrooke’s patient opens up about healing power of nature

An Addenbrooke’s cancer patient says the healing power of nature, and going for daily walks around the Colleges of the University of Cambridge are helping him live with stage four pancreatic cancer.

15 Nov 2023, 9 a.m.
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Project launches to increase genetic testing for cancer patients

Ovarian cancer experts and patients from Addenbrooke's Hospital and hospitals in Birmingham, have been working together to make information around the benefits of genetic testing more accessible.

6 Nov 2023, 9:01 a.m.
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CUH arts team scoop national award for work on cancer care

CUH Arts, Cambridge University Hospitals’ arts-in-health programme, has claimed a prestigious national healthcare award for its work on exploring the role of arts and culture in cancer care environments.

3 Nov 2023, 5:08 p.m.
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AI-enhanced cancer treatment is better for patients in UK first

Addenbrooke's is the first NHS hospital to use an AI-enhanced superhot needle treatment to pinpoint and destroy life-threatening tumours in one go, including hard-to-reach cancers.

1 Nov 2023, 9 a.m.
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Major funding for precision breast cancer research in Cambridge

Around $6.5 million of funding has been awarded to help Cambridge doctors predict the best treatment for high-risk breast cancer patients.

30 Oct 2023, 12:27 p.m.
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One million lives saved from cancer, thanks to the power of research

A retired Cambridge scientist who has celebrated her 75th birthday, says she is "living proof of the power of research", as analysis shows over a million lives have been saved from cancer since the 1980s.

1 Sep 2023, 1:50 p.m.