Many congratulations to Amy Bates, Research Radiographer for the VoxTox project, who won second prize for her poster at the cancer research conference for the NIHR Eastern clinical research network.
Amy also won a highly commended award for cancer research excellence (non medical).
The poster was titled "Acute toxicity with helical image guided IMRT for head & neck cancer: unilateral versus bilateral nodal irradiation", authors A.M. Bates, D.J. Noble, O. Young, E. Wong, J. Gemmill, R.J. Benson, S.J. Jefferies, G.G. Barnett, N.G. Burnet.
Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is one of the most common – and most aggressive – of brain cancers, responsible for more years of life lost per patient than any other common adult cancer. GBM tumours show rapid and extensive microscopic infiltration of tumour cells away from the primary disease site and into normal brain tissue; making combination treatment with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy challenging and overall medial survival extremely poor.
The animation shows a man with prostate cancer who lies down on the treatment machine. On the treatment machine itself he will have a CT scan done each day and these scans are used in our VoxTox programme.
We are pleased to announce that Jessica Scaife, Clinical Research Fellow working on the Cancer Research UK VoxTox Programme, has been awarded the Helen Patterson Award for Registrar Research 2014 by the British Uro-oncology Group (BUG). This is in recognition of her winning presentation at the BUG Annual Meeting on 13th September 2014. We are particularly delighted at the prize since Helen Patterson was a much respected consultant colleague in our department.