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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.
Sue Arnold celebrating her golden wedding anniversary

Why I'm passionate about the planned Cancer Research Hospital

Sue Arnold, a member of the Patient Network for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, tells us about her experience and cancer journey.

23 Feb 2023, 4:06 p.m.
Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald with her OBE

Cambridge Professor receives OBE for services to cancer

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, director of the Early Cancer Institute, has received an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to cancer.

22 Feb 2023, 3 p.m.
Blood tubes

Blood cancer manipulates immune cells to survive

The most comprehensive study to date of the blood cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, has provided fascinating insights into what tumour cells must do to survive.

21 Feb 2023, 2 p.m. From: CUH
Headshot of Jamie wearing a black zipped top, standing in front of a plain background

High risk surgery on teen testicular cancer patient

Surgeons at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge undertake some of the most complex operations in the country –– and at 9pm on BBC Two on Wednesday (8 Feb) this includes high-risk surgery on a teenager, following treatment for testicular cancer.

3 Feb 2023, 10 a.m. From: CUH
Front of Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Planning permission submitted for East of England cancer hospital

A full planning application to build a new specialist cancer research hospital for the region on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus has been submitted to Cambridge City Council.

26 Jan 2023, 11 a.m.
A scientist using test tube/ pipettes

Major funding for Cambridge to find cancer treatments

Around £3 million has been awarded to Cambridge doctors and scientists to boost research in to new cancer treatments, including vital trials involving Addenbrooke's patients.

23 Jan 2023, 11:28 a.m.
Kim Jones

First UK proton beam therapy trial for breast cancer

A UK trial is underway to test the benefits of proton beam therapy for certain patients with breast cancer, led by Professor Charlotte Coles, an oncology consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

3 Jan 2023, 11 a.m. From: CUH
Breast cancer cells

Technique to prevent relapse in breast cancer patients

Cambridge scientists have managed to identify and kill breast cancer cells that evade standard treatments in a new study.

20 Dec 2022, 7 p.m.
Professor Antonis Antoniou, Professor of Cancer Risk, University of Cambridge

Online platform to check for prostate cancer risk

Cambridge scientists have created an online tool for predicting an individual’s risk of developing prostate cancer, to enable more targeted testing, treatment and early diagnosis.

9 Dec 2022, 9 p.m. From: CUH
John Hepworth

New hope for kidney cancer treatment

Cambridge researchers have discovered that a drug used to treat lung cancer could potentially help patients with a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma.

23 Nov 2022, 4 p.m. From: CUH

Cancer patients to help trial ‘life saving’ home testing kit

Addenbrooke’s hospital is helping to trial a new home-testing device to check if cancer patients are at risk from a serious side effect of chemotherapy.

22 Nov 2022, 8 a.m. From: CUH
Blue ribbon - prostate awareness

Making prostate cancer diagnosis simple, safe and affordable

A new medical device developed at Addenbrooke's hopes to transform the process of diagnosing prostate cancer, making it safer for patients.

3 Nov 2022, noon From: CUH

Cancer research could have 'far-reaching' implications

The research lead for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital says new findings to come out of his lab are the most important in three decades.

30 Sep 2022, 10:19 a.m. From: CUH
Oliver with parents Sara and Michael

Genetic test rules out cancer for baby Oliver

A baby who was born with a large tumour on his leg has been spared chemotherapy and surgery, after whole genome sequencing at Addenbrooke’s revealed the lump was harmless.

30 Sep 2022, 9 a.m. From: CUH
Radio Therapy display

Patients help to improve radiotherapy services

A new multimedia display at Addenbrooke’s highlights how patients have helped shape radiotherapy treatment.

22 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. From: CUH