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Major milestones reached for new East of England cancer hospital

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) has had the second stage of its business case, its Outline Business Case, approved by NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care and HM Treasury.

9 Aug 2023, 9 a.m.
Matt Allen, Director of New Hospital Construction

Construction Director appointed

A new construction director has been appointed to lead the final designs and build of Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

19 Jul 2023, 4:24 p.m.
Professor Charlotte Coles in clinic

Radiotherapy boost cuts treatment time for breast cancer patients

Treatment times for radiotherapy could be reduced for some early breast cancer patients, according to a trial led by Addenbrooke's consultant oncologist, Professor Charlotte Coles.

3 Jul 2023, 11:01 a.m.
Race for Life

Cambridge Race for Life

Join us at this year's Cambridge Race for Life event on Sunday 2 July from 11am-2pm on Jesus Green.

30 Jun 2023, 4:22 p.m.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets CUH staff

Prime Minister visits CUH

Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, visited our partner organisation CUH and met some of our staff today, as part of the launch of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

30 Jun 2023, 11 a.m.
Deakin Centre @ NHS 75th BBC Newsnight Special

BBC celebrates NHS's 75th Birthday

In case you missed it, BBC2 Newsnight and Radio 5 Live broadcast live from Addenbrooke's Hospital last night to mark the NHS's 75th Birthday, highlighting cutting-edge innovations and ground-breaking research that will continue to benefit patients at Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

28 Jun 2023, noon
Dr Raj Jena

AI cuts waiting times for cancer patients in NHS first

Artificial intelligence developed by and for the NHS at Addenbrooke’s is reducing the amount of time cancer patients wait for radiotherapy treatment.

27 Jun 2023, 9 a.m. From: CUH
A woman in a face mask holding test tubes

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital Update

In a statement to the House of Commons today (25 May), the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced that plans for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, can proceed and will be funded.

25 May 2023, 3 p.m.

Multi-million investment in early cancer tests

The Cambridge team behind Cytosponge - the 'sponge on a string' which identifies people at risk of oesophageal cancer - is expanding its work in the UK and beyond following a £13.4 million investment.

22 May 2023, 8 a.m.
Elaine Chapman

International Nurses Day: Meet Elaine Chapman

Elaine Chapman is the Lead Advisory Nurse for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, the new specialist cancer hospital for the East of England.

12 May 2023, 6 a.m. From: CUH
A woman doing some bollywood dancing

Dance helped me tackle cancer

Krishna Zivraj-Nair, who was treated for breast cancer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, is now dedicating her life to dance, after being told she was cancer-free.

10 May 2023, 9 a.m.
Daniel Covington

Milestone reached in pioneering brain cancer trial

More than 140 brain cancer patients have benefitted from a landmark NHS testing and treatment programme being trialled at Addenbrooke's, using the latest innovations in genomics and cancer research.

2 May 2023, 6 a.m.
A research nurse and a quote of text

Improving the lives of young adults with cancer

We're highlighting the valuable contribution nurses are making to the lives of young adults living with cancer for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month.

27 Apr 2023, 11:35 a.m.
Three female specialist nurses at the Breast Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital

National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Day

As part of National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Day, specialist cancer nurses at Addenbrooke's Hospital have been talking about their day-to-day roles, what they're doing to help patients-in-need and why they're excited about Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital.

26 Apr 2023, 3:57 p.m.
Nyarai Chinyama, Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nyarai's story: A privilege to be a Cancer CNS

Nyarai Chinyama is a specialist cancer nurse at Addenbrooke’s who looks after patients with stomach and oesophageal cancer, as well as complex non-cancerous tumours.

26 Apr 2023, 9 a.m.
Breast cancer cells

A step closer to precision cancer treatment

Hundreds of patients with breast cancer and advanced prostate cancer could benefit from a breakthrough targeted therapy, after the NHS agreed a landmark commercial deal to roll-out the drug to treat forms of the two most common cancers in England.

6 Apr 2023, noon
Thea Towell

Thea's story: finding new treatments for stomach cancer

Thea Towell has stomach cancer and is taking part in research at Addenbrooke's to find new treatments and help other patients in the future.

23 Mar 2023, 11:27 a.m.
Cambridge Festival 2023

Get hands-on with cancer research in Cambridge!

Join us at this year's Cambridge Festival on Saturday 18 March from 11am – 4pm at the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology.

16 Mar 2023, 1 p.m.
Margaret and Melanie hugging

One year on: The women changing the story of ovarian cancer

This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we catch up with some of the women at the centre of pioneering research that’s helping to change the story of ovarian cancer.

7 Mar 2023, 10:35 a.m.
Breast cancer

Speeding up breast cancer diagnosis using AI

A ground-breaking project involving Addenbrooke's Hospital has been awarded £1.5 million to develop AI that can help check for breast cancer - part of the government's plan to accelerate cancer diagnosis using artificial intelligence.

7 Mar 2023, 7 a.m.