Blog Archive

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

Don't exclude boys from the "cervical cancer" HPV jab

24th April 2017

A campaign to make a vaccine routinely given to teenage girls in the UK available to boys as well stepped up a gear this week when hundreds of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals took to Twitter.

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How to make cancer toast!

24th January 2017

We are all being urged to ‘go for gold’ when it comes to eating toast, chips and potatoes to avoid eating burnt food that could pose a cancer risk.

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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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