This trial is looking at ways of improving radiotherapy treatment for early breast cancer. The trial is funded by Cancer Research UK.
We know from research that having radiotherapy after surgery to remove a breast lump lowers the risk of the cancer coming back (recurrence). But there are some possible long term side effects and there is still a risk that the cancer could come back.
Doctors want to reduce the risk of long term side effects. They hope they can do this by giving a higher dose of radiotherapy to the area of the breast where the cancer was. And giving a lower dose of radiotherapy to the rest of the breast.
This trial is for women whose doctors think have a higher than average risk of breast cancer coming back after treatment. The aim of the trial is to see if new ways of giving radiotherapy to the breast can reduce the risk of long term side effects.
For more information go to http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/trials/trials-search/
2017 Summer School
The 2017 ICPV Summer School was held over two days in June at Stirling University. The theme of the event was Cancer Survivorship and Living Well Cancer.
A snapsot video of the the 2016 course is now available on YouTube VOICE2016
At the BACR/ECMC conference in July Maggie Wilcox and Mairead Mackenzie were persuaded to speak to the camera. Maggie gave a background to ICPV and our aims and objectives. While Mairead focused on her specific interests and activities. To view follow the links below.
July 2016 Conferences
ICPV members were busy this week with two conferences. The BACR/ECMC Joint Meeting on Therapeutic Interventions for Cancer Prevention was held in Bristol July18-19. The UK Breast Cancer Research Symposium was held in London from July 22-23. Click here for more information.
UK Therapeutic Cancer Prevention Network (UKTCPN)
An update from this new group was presented to the ECMC Annual Network Meeting in May 2016. Click here to download and read.
The Voice, Winter 2015-2016
The latest ICPV newsletter is now available. It has reviews of members activities, meeting attended and papers published. Go to the ICPV Publications page to download.
Call for immediate change to European Paediatric Medicine Regulation to save more lives of children and teens with cancer.
A few basic changes to European Law could speed up access to newer, kinder and potentially better drugs for more children and teenagers with cancer. Click to Sign the petition
Two years on from the start pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study. Click here For the latest news and patient views on this study.
ICPV Summer School 2015
Qualitative Research Training Course at Warwick. Click here for a review of the session.
NCIN, Belfast, June 2015
Several ICPV members attended and spoke at this years conference. Click here for more.