Past research projects
Research is vital. It can hold the key to improving the lives and outcomes of people diagnosed with lung cancer. Right from the start, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has been dedicated to this core objective. Since we were founded in 1990, we have spent over £30 million on research so that those living with lung cancer can expect better.
Over the years, we have worked with researchers from all over the UK and Ireland, funding ground-breaking projects such as our Lung Health MOT schemes in Nottingham. These helped pave the way for the roll out of similar lung health checks across England, which may save many lives by detecting lung cancer at an early stage.
Here, we look back at some of the projects we have funded – with your help and support.
Developing a blood-based biomarker test to detect early lung cancer
Background Lung cancer has one of the lowest cancer survival rates because most patients already have advanced disease by the…Learn More
Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer Patients: A Feasibility Study
Background Many patients diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer continue to smoke even though this can make their treatment less…Learn More
Is clarithromycin a potential treatment for cachexia in people with lung cancer?
Background Cachexia, or weight loss is common in people with lung cancer, and it can be associated with poorer outcomes…Learn More
CircRNAs: novel biomarkers for early detection of non-small cell lung cancer
What is the problem to be addressed? The DNA in our body generates messages in the form of RNA (ribonucleic…Learn More