Repurposing drugs with anti-cancer side effects

Although there have been many dramatic breakthroughs in chemotherapy, often guided by genomics, in immunotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery, there are still many cancer patients who progress in spite of these advances

Why ovarian cancer needs a higher profile

Underfunded and too often misdiagnosed, ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer”, yet early diagnosis could save many lives

Checkpoint inhibitors: transforming cancer therapy

Harnessing the power of the body’s immune system to fight cancer is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in treatment, but there remains much to be done and understood

Sight loss a growing problem for ageing populations

Our ageing population is driving a rise in age-related macular degeneration, and there is a race against time to find new treatments

Lethal deficiencies in UK stroke prevention services

The UK lags behind other developed nations in the league table of stroke treatment and, despite some notable achievements, there remains much to do

Transforming healthcare in the UK

Transforming healthcare in the UK

A new 21st-century model for the NHS is in the throes of a difficult birth as budget constraints and the demands of an ageing population take their toll

Innovations revolutionising healthcare


Researchers around the world are striving to find treatments for some of the most difficult and life-threatening conditions

For the love of charlie…

Cocaine addict

Raconteur considers the range of treatments available for psychological dependency