This video shows that using a simple screening test, called a flexi-sig or BowelScope, we can reduce the bowel cancer incidence by almost half. This test is now being integrated into the bowel screening programme in the UK.
Over the last twenty years, there have been major discoveries in breast cancer, some of which have been at Imperial College London. Some of this research helped to improve survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The work we are doing currently involves looking at ways to reverse resistance to therapy. Other research in breast cancer is around early diagnosis and screening using a simple blood test. This video shows how the research impacts the health of patients.
One in five patients at Imperial College Healthcare Trust get involved in a clinical trial of some sort. This video explains how patients are invited to take part and what it means to participate in a clinical trial including some of the benefits.
Normally we associate imaging with a black and grey shape on a screen. Research at Imperial is giving doctors and patients more information how a cancer is behaving. Using an imaging method called PET we are developing tracers which can tell us about how a cancer is reacting to a given treatment or whether a cancer is still active and growing. This information helps to inform a doctor whether or not to continue a given treatment or to change to another which may be more effective.