Doctor Niall Moon wearing a virtual reality headset.

Cornwall Research Project Using Virtual Reality as Distraction Therapy for Cancer Patients Publishes Results

A doctor at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) has conducted his own research on cancer patients using a virtual reality headset as a distraction therapy.

RCHT contributes to breast cancer research to help patients live longer

As a result of study findings, the National institute for Heath & Care Excellence (NICE) recommended the use of the study drug, pembrolizumab, for treatment of triple negative breast cancer

Breast Cancer Research Participant Story

Oncology research patient talks about her experience of being a participant in a breast cancer treatment research study.

Quicker and less invasive tissue sampling for lung and pancreatic cancer

A team of researchers has published findings that show mutations in non-small cell lung and pancreatic cancers can be rapidly and effectively detected by carrying out testing on smaller tissue samples than those taken in current practice.

Diabetes patient says being on a research trial has totally changed his life

People no longer recognise the 65-year-old from St Blazey, after he lost nearly 6 stone as a result of being on a research trial which aims to improve cardiovascular health.

University module positively impact’s patient care

Ashley Holt, Clinical Practice Educator (pictured below) successfully bid to the RCHT Research Charity Fund last year for £1k to cover the costs of the ‘Understanding Evidence to Inform Clinical Practice’ University of Plymouth module.

Charity Funds Cancer Research Project

A Clinical Fellow at RCHT is conducting his own research on cancer patients using a virtual reality headset.

Research Participant Benefits from Charity Supported Study

Francesca Brett, a Supported Housing Service Team Leader from Helston, was preparing for her wedding party and 30th birthday when she received the devastating diagnosis of Triple Positive Breast Cancer.

57-year-old man from Bodmin is now in remission from his cancer after joining research study at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

Vaughan Herriott, aged 57 from Bodmin was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016 following a very difficult 6 months where he was rocked by a spate of 3 family tragedies.

Alert: Infected Blood Products Inquiry

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