Cancer Treatments

After centuries of pioneering research, cancer’s ability to elude efforts to tame its malignant complexity are failing. With survival rates in the UK doubling over the last 40 years - 50 per cent of adults diagnosed in 2010-11 are expected to live ten years or longer - talk of a cancer-free future is bold but justified. This report examines reducing the risk of cancer, the importance of early diagnosis, the history of cancer, patient experience in the UK and new developments in treatments, from biomarkers to immunotherapy research, which place a milestone breakthrough within reach