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DIvO study logo: illustration of four babies above the text 'DIvO Because babies get cataracts too'

Pioneering cataract test for babies has worldwide potential

Researchers are calling on new parents to back a national study to help prevent the most common cause of preventable childhood blindness, congenital cataracts.

22 Feb 2024, 9:58 a.m.
Roland Sinker (left), David Biddle (middle) and Mike More (right) holding a 'You Made a Difference' award certificate, cake and flowers

You Made a Difference - January 2024

A senior radiographer who uses his excellent technical knowledge to improve his department and an 18 week pathway tracker who went over and above to assist with CUH’s Diwali celebrations are our winners of the January You Made a Difference awards.

21 Feb 2024, 2 p.m.
Parkinson's disease - dictionary definition

Drug trial brings hope to Parkinson’s patients

Cambridge researchers and Addenbrooke’s Hospital patients are joining forces to trial a new drug aimed at treating Parkinson’s disease.

21 Feb 2024, 10:14 a.m.
The Addenbrooke's main reception entrance

Industrial action February 2024

The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed further industrial action during February 2024.

20 Feb 2024, 9 a.m.
Asbestos warning sign

Trust backs study to fight asbestos-related cancer

An Addenbrooke’s consultant clinical oncologist is part of an international team led by Queen Mary University of London to make a significant breakthrough in the treatment of a rare and hard-to-treat cancer.

15 Feb 2024, 1:36 p.m.
Illustration of brain inside a head on a blue and white background

Launch date set for brain and spine injury tech research centre

An innovative brain and spinal injury health technology research centre is to open at Addenbrooke’s in April after winning £3m funding, it was announced this week.

7 Feb 2024, 3:58 p.m.
Inpatient pharmacy team with CEO Roland Sinker, holding their You Made a Difference Award

You Made a Difference team award - December 2023

The December You Made a Difference team award goes to a team who remain polite and empathetic under pressure – our inpatient pharmacy team.

7 Feb 2024, noon
Christie Gaughan receiving December YMAD award

You Made a Difference - December 2023

An understanding and compassionate senior staff nurse and a midwife who showed incredible kindness and professionalism are our winners of the December You Made a Difference awards.

7 Feb 2024, 11 a.m.
Professor Matthew Murray

New international guidance to improve care for rare ovarian cancer patients

Guidance on how to provide the best care possible for patients with a rare type of tumour affecting their ovaries will now be freely available to doctors all over the world.

7 Feb 2024, 7 a.m.
A group of people with Lord Markham (middle) in fluorescent yellow jackets, holding spades in front of a digger

Health Minister visits Cambridge as preparation work starts for new East of England cancer hospital

Health minister Lord Markham visited Cambridge Biomedical Campus today (5 February) to mark progress on the build for Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital - a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre, and life science partners.

5 Feb 2024, 4:45 p.m. From: Cambridge Cancer
Dr Padmalal Gurugama

Gene-editing offers hope for people with hereditary disorder

A group of patients with a hereditary disorder have had their lives transformed by a single treatment of a breakthrough gene-editing therapy, a study reports.

31 Jan 2024, 10 p.m.
Presenter Sarah Greene and James Mattless

TV thank you was One Big Surprise for James!

A Queen Elizabeth Hospital porter, who wanted to thank an Addenbrooke’s consultant on national television for saving his life after a stroke, suddenly found himself at the centre of an emotional surprise.

26 Jan 2024, 9:40 a.m.
Jenyne Mae Albata and team

You Made a Difference - November 2023

A junior sister who made a great impact on a young patient’s journey and a staff nurse who supported a family with kindness and care were the winners of our You Made a Difference awards in November.

23 Jan 2024, 2 p.m.
Dr Martin Besser

Thousands of people with inherited blood disorders to get world-first NHS test to curb transfusion side effects

From today, almost 18,000 people in England with sickle cell disorder and thalassaemia can have a world-first genetic test to better match future blood transfusions, reducing the risk of side effects.

22 Jan 2024, 1:56 p.m.
Sadaf Farooqi. Text reads 'Medicine for Members'

Medicine for Members: Dawn of a new era for anti-obesity medications

Discover why some people gain weight more easily than others and find out about developments in new obesity treatments.

17 Jan 2024, 6:30 p.m.
Mark Bullock

Independent Chair appointed for new Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

Mark Bullock has been appointed as Independent Chair of Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital’s Building and Construction Board (BCB).

17 Jan 2024, 8 a.m. From: Cambridge Cancer
Scientists working at the East Genomic Laboratory Hub

Landmark national study supports use of whole genome sequencing in standard cancer care

In the largest study of its kind, scientists today report how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.

11 Jan 2024, 10:30 a.m. From: East Genomics
Kieron Cave, porter, YMAD Award Winner October 2023

You Made a Difference - October 2023

A porter who brought his DJ system in to entertain paediatric patients and a compassionate senior physiotherapist were the winners of our You Made a Difference awards in October.

10 Jan 2024, 9 a.m.
Sir Roy Calne - black and white head and shoulders

Tributes roll in for transplant pioneer Sir Roy

Addenbrooke’s Hospital staff have been paying tribute to pioneering transplant surgeon, Sir Roy Calne, who died over the weekend, aged 93.

9 Jan 2024, 12:49 p.m.
Sir Roy Calne standing next to a portrait of himself

Sir Roy Calne: A tribute by Mike More, Chair of CUH

A message from Mike More, Chair of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

7 Jan 2024, 4:57 p.m.