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Aurora: Enhanced radiotherapy for rectal cancer

This trial will test whether radiotherapy can be made more effective for people with some types of advanced bowel cancer. The research will find out if new technology can be used to increase the damage done to cancer cells by radiotherapy and reduce the need for extensive surgery, which can have significant side effects. If successful, a larger-scale study could follow.

Patient lying down prior to receiving radiotherapy

Lead researcher

Aaron Quyn

Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Leeds

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