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CUH Macmillan service gains ‘Beacon Centre’ status

Two women who are responsible for a team of Macmillan Cancer Support volunteers at Cambridge University Hospitals to support patients and families affected by cancer have reached a new standard in excellence.

New service helps cancer patients with welfare and benefits needs

Helping patients to focus on their treatment and not worry about the impact on income that a cancer diagnosis can bring is the aim of a new service launched at Addenbrooke’s on Wednesday 07 September.

Physical activity should not be a hurdle for cancer patients

A leading cancer specialist at CUH Addenbrooke’s is calling for a nationwide research programme to discover why many current and former cancer patients appear to be ignoring advice about leading a healthy lifestyle.

Cambridge study finds gene mutations tied to leukaemia rise with age

A new study from Cambridge scientists has found that for many people an increase in genetic mutations that could trigger leukaemia seems to be an inevitable part of ageing.

CUH consultant helps develop first bladder cancer guideline

An urologist from CUH Addenbrooke’s has helped to develop the first national guideline on bladder cancer.

Ovarian cancer more deadly if in ‘patchwork’ pattern

The most common type of ovarian cancer is more deadly if it consists of a patchwork of different groups of cells, a study by Cambridge scientists has found.

Wilko Johnson comeback gig for Addenbrooke's

Rock star, Wilko Johnson, has announced that his first full comeback gig will be in aid Addenbrooke's hospital, where surgeons helped him beat cancer.

Draft approval of new drug trialled on Cambridge Biomedical Campus could prove a lifeline for leukaemia patients

The provisional approval of a new cancer drug trialled at CUH Addenbrooke's could prove a lifeline for patients with a common form of blood cancer.

CUH showcases cutting edge cancer technology to Labour leader

Vice chair Pat Troop, Dr Keith McNeil and Kate Lancaster, director of corporate affairs hosted Ed Miliband on his visit to CUH Addenbrooke's on Thursday 16 October.

Cambridge on track to host national genome study centre to tackle cancer and rare diseases

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus could host a national centre for genome study following a successful first stage bid led by Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP).

New lab to develop cancer treatments welcomed by CUH chief

Dr Keith McNeil, CUH chief executive, has welcomed the announcement of a new laboratory in Cambridge as a further boost to fast-tracking potential cancer treatments.

New prostate cancer device wins innovation award

Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam and his team at CUH have won the JA Kemp Award for Medical Technology for CAMPROBE (Cambridge Prostate Biopsy Needle), a safer and more accurate biopsy method for prostate cancer.

Top 10 facts about ovarian cancer

Robin Crawford, gynaecological oncologist at Addenbrooke's, gives ten facts to mark Ovarian Cancer Day on 08 May 2014.

Europe’s first clinic for rare cancers to be held at CUH Addenbrooke’s

A UK wide team of experts in rare cancers is due to meet at CUH Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge next week for the first clinic of its kind in Europe.

Official Opening of CUH Cancer Assessment Unit

The new Cancer Assessment Unit at Cambridge Hospitals (CUH) will be officially opened on 17th March at 2.30pm

Addenbrooke’s cancer patients to benefit from life extending liver treatment

The NHS has announced today that Addenbrooke's will be one of only 10 hospitals in England that will offer life-extending SIRT to eligible patients with liver cancer that has spread from the bowel, and bile duct cancer.

Cambridge to host new clinical trials in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists at Addenbrooke’s hospital and Cambridge University have teamed up to lead the UK’s first ever clinical trials into pancreatic cancer using a new chemotherapy drug called Nab-paclitaxel, or Abraxane.

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust launches new £10 million campaign to transform cancer services

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals, has launched ACT on Cancer – a new £10 million campaign to transform cancer services at Addenbrooke's.

Addenbrooke’s to host new national clinic for rare cancers

The first ever national clinic set up to investigate rare cancers of the digestive system will be located at Addenbrooke’s.

Addenbrooke’s first general hospital in Europe to get stamp of approval for cancer care and research

Addenbrooke’s will be the first general hospital in Europe to get the stamp of approval by a prestigious European cancer body at an event in Cambridge today.

Cambridge researchers discover the genetic imprints and signatures left by DNA-damaging processes that lead to cancer

Cambridge researchers have provided the first comprehensive compendium of mutational processes that drive tumour development.

Scientists discover a molecular ‘switch’ in cancers of the testis and ovary

Cambridge scientists have identified an ‘on/off’ switch in a type of cancer which typically occurs in the testes and ovaries called ‘malignant germ cell tumours’.

UK scientists show super foods proven to beat prostate cancer

For the first time pomegranate, green tea, turmeric and broccoli have been scientifically proven to fight prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in the UK.

Cycling to Paris to raise funds for cancer support

An adminstrator for the bowel cancer screening service, who has lost family members to cancer and is in remission himself, is cycling from London to Paris to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Prostate cancer screening - listen to interview with Professor Neil Burnett

An interview with Professor Neil Burnet, consultant oncologist at CUH, about prostate cancer screening was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Wedding box makes marrying easier for seriously ill patients

Seriously and terminally ill patients in the cancer division can now take away some of the stress of a short notice wedding, thanks to a free-to-use box full of simple but essential items.

Royals and Harry Judd open Teenage Cancer Trust unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

East Anglia’s only specialist Teenage Cancer Trust unit for young patients officially opened.

Better treatment for leukaemia patients thanks to new technology

A new radiotherapy planning computer will help to reduce waiting times for cancer patients and allow staff to plan treatment much more efficiently.

Second Living With and Beyond Cancer event a success

Specialists from Addenbrooke’s, Macmillan and the local community have come together to make the second Living With and Beyond Cancer event a success.

Addenbrooke’s develops unique online teaching for oncology trainees

A unique e-learning project funded by the Addenbrooke’s Cancer Division launched this month after being trialled by oncology trainees from around the world.