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SPIRE - new trial to test drug for resistant bladder cancer is launched

Published: 23 August 2016

“Studying drug resistance in cancer helps us get one step ahead of the disease, allowing us to target its defences. We’ve seen a lot of drug combinations in the news recently and we hope that this approach will help in bladder cancer where there are few options for patients.” - Nigel Blackburn, Cancer Research UK’s director of drug development

SPIRE is a clinical trial to test a drug which may stop bladder cancers becoming resistant to chemotherapy is being launched by the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit and the Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre (ECMC) network



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