New bladder cancer treatment to be trialled in UK

An experimental therapy for bladder cancer is predicted to soon be entering Phase I clinical trials in the UK following a development pact signed between Cancer Research UK, its commercial arm Cancer Research Technology, and Sitka Biopharma, a Canadian biotech. Sitka’s therapy (STK-01) is being developed to improve delivery of chemotherapy in non-muscle invasive bladder

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Cancer Research UK trial launched in GP’s nationwide for testing Barrett’s Oesophagus

Cancer Research UK have funded a trial that allows GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s Oesophagus, a condition which can increase the chances of developing oesophageal cancer. Up to 150 GP practices nationwide will trial offering the Cytosponge test, a less invasive way to test for changing oesophageal cells in patients experiencing acid reflux symptoms.

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