Entries by Oxford Centre

New MRI method promising for detecting tiny brain tumours

A new imaging technique may be able to detect cancers that have spread to the brain while they are still small The Oxford University study, carried out in mice, investigated a new ‘dye’ that shows up in MRI scans. The scientists showed that the dye, or contrast agent, they have developed recognises and sticks to […]

Miracle technique cures grandfather of cancer

A grandfather given “a death sentence” after being diagnosed with advanced bowel cancer has been cured of the disease thanks to a pioneering new technique. The therapy used on Brian Brooks, 72, involved directly delivering high doses of radiation to tumours deep in the body, via tiny radioactive resin beads injected into his bloodstream. The […]