Clinical trial hopes to improve treatment for early stage lung cancer

The UK trial compares surgery as a way of removing lung cancer tumours to a particular form of radiotherapy, and will assess the effectiveness of these different types of treatment for higher risk patients.

Dr Kevin Franks, from the University of Leeds and the city’s St James’s University Hospital, is leading the £240,000 clinical trial. He said: “Lung cancer survival rates in the UK are worse than in European and North American countries. We want to change this”.

The clinical trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and supported by the Yorkshire Cancer Research Centre for Early Phase Clinical Trials, will recruit patients across Leeds, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester and Bradford.

You can read more about this research on Yorkshre Cancer Research website

More articles     Posted on: 24 July 2015