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Keep up to date with my latest comments, thoughts and activities in the world of
cutting-edge cancer treatments and research.
– Professor Chris Nutting

Revolutionary new cancer treatment comes a step closer

12th December 2016

Next year marks the anniversaries of two landmark scientific and medical breakthroughs – the 50th anniversary of the world’s first heart transplant and the 20th anniversary of Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal.

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Compelling case to make new immunotherapy drug available now

14th October 2016

It was good news this week that a revolutionary new drug for the treatment of advanced head and neck cancer has been hailed as a “game-changer”.

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Stub it out for Stoptober

21st September 2016

The big fall in the number of smokers and the record jump in the number of people giving up – revealed in official figures by Public Health England (PHE) this week – are much to be welcomed.

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120 years after radiotherapy was invented, a revolutionary new treatment takes shape

7thth September 2016

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the first time X-rays were used to treat cancer.

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Why Brexit will damage medical research in the UK

13thth July 2016

This week the first report emerged of British researchers being discriminated against as a result of the Brexit vote.

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Treating patients worldwide

4thth May 2016

Advances in medicine are increasingly as a result of international cooperation.

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Checkmate for cancer – Biggest breakthrough against advanced head and neck cancers in decades

21st April 2016

The trial of a new drug to treat head and neck cancers has been stopped.  You might think this is a bad thing, and it means the drug has not worked.

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Study shows scanner can save thousands from scalpel

19th April 2016

New research in which I am proud to have been involved shows that using a scanner rather than a scalpel could save thousands of head and neck cancer patients from having to undergo planned surgery.

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Big rise in oral cancer rates linked to HPV

29th March 2016

A report in America says there has been a 400 per cent increase in cancers of the mouth and pharynx over the last decade.

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Tonsil cancer case sparks new debate about having tonsils out

23rd February 2016

As a member of the board of the Oracle Cancer Trust, the UK’s leading head and neck research fund, I am acutely aware of new developments in cancer treatments both in the UK and around the world.

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