Scientists find new method to target hard-to-treat head and neck cancers

Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust used MRI scans to detect the size and distribution of areas varying in oxygen content, called cycling hypoxia, within head and neck tumours. They suggest that the amount of variability may be linked to survival and these areas could be targeted by new personalised cancer treatments, such as image-guided radiotherapy where doses can be focused on small areas.
The Institute of Cancer Research