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Repurposing radiotherapy drugs could give immunotherapy a boost

Researchers in Southampton have found that a way to improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy in cancers that are resistant by repurposing existing drugs

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How radiotherapy became a lifesaver – from X-rays to the proton beam

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Provided to more than a quarter of cancer patients, targeted radiotherapy is cutting edge, can be curative, and has come a long way from its origins.

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Immune cell count could determine whether chemotherapy is required in oropharyngeal cancer, new study finds 

A new study has found that the level of a person’s immune cells may provide an indication of whether they would benefit from chemotherapy in oropharyngeal cancer.

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Taking on DNA repair to tackle cancer

Pioneering therapeutics targeting the damage repair mechanism of DNA polymerase theta in a range of cancers have entered human trials – we tell the story from discovery to translation.

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Could proton beam therapy improve throat cancer treatment?

The first proton beam therapy clinical trial in the UK is finding out if this innovative new form of radiotherapy can improve throat cancer treatment.

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New treatment could spare early-stage rectal cancer patients life-altering side effects

A new and less invasive treatment developed by Cancer Research UK researchers is safer than standard major surgery for early-stage rectal cancer.

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Revolutionising radiotherapy: making a cornerstone cancer treatment more personal and powerful

We’re investing £56 million into radiotherapy research that will be carried out by a network of specialist institutes across the UK.

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Personalised and powerful: UK to lead next-generation radiotherapy research

Cancer Research UK has today announced a new radiotherapy research network, RadNet, to accelerate the development of advanced radiotherapy techniques.

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

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