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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.
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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
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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
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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
Early Cancer Institute

Launch of UK's first institute for early cancer research

The Early Cancer Institute opens today next door to Addenbrooke's, to help create a world where we can detect cancer early enough to cure it.

21 Sep 2022, 9 a.m. From: CUH

MPs pledge support for regional Cancer Research Hospital

6 Sep 2022, 12:28 p.m.
Cancer nurse Debbie Pitfield with bike

Nurse Debbie’s pedal push follows brave cancer journey

An Addenbrooke’s cancer nurse and keen cyclist has come through the most complicated ride of her life.

5 Sep 2022, 1:38 p.m.
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New regional cancer hospital one step closer

The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) project has been given the green light by the government’s New Hospital Programme to commence the process that will lead to the appointment of a construction partner.

17 Aug 2022, 9:42 a.m. From: CUH
Max Williamson

New clues to treat germ cell tumours

A study by a team from Addenbrooke’s and the Wellcome Sanger Institute has revealed more about the origin of germ cell tumours, usually found in the ovaries and testicles, suggesting new approaches to future treatment.

11 Aug 2022, 10 a.m. From: CUH
Robotic surgery

Home in a day after robotic cancer surgery

A surgical robot at Addenbrooke’s is helping to cure patients with prostate cancer, enabling them to go home less than 24 hours after surgery.

29 Jul 2022, 9 a.m. From: CUH
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. From: CUH
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. From: CUH