From the discovery of the first form of effective chemotherapy in 1949 to the genetically tailored cancer drugs of the 90s, treatment methods have evolved dramatically in the modern era thanks to decades of rigorous clinical trials.With the help of some of the world’s leading oncologists and cancer treatment specialists we’ve decided to produce a timeline which outlines 10 of the most important advances in clinical cancer research and pay tribute to the scientists and patients who organised and participated in them.We’ve also outlined 3 promising avenues of clinical research taking place today which are expected to yield encouraging results in the near future. Take a look at our timeline below to discover the trials and treatments which were chosen!We would like to thank the following people for their support on the project:Prof. Gareth Evans, Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology The University of ManchesterProf. Tim Eisen, Clinical Director of Medical Oncology University of CambridgeDr. Susan Danson, Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at Weston Park HospitalProf. Margaret Knowles, Head of Section of Experimental Oncology Leeds Institute of Cancer and PathologyProf. Gillian Tozer, Department of Oncology, The University of Sheffield
Find out more about our own clinical research studies here.