A series of educational videos have been provided in conjunction with our clinical experts - these were created in response to requests by our patients, on topics of most interest to them.

The videos below include an introduction to what cancer is, by Prof. Peter Hoskin, a look at new innovative Cytosponge technology with Dr Oliver Stovin, a talk by Prof. Naz Derakshan about neuroplasticity, and a discussion by Dr Pippa Corrie about the history of immunotherapy. 

Please take time to have a look at these videos and explore a new subject area. 

Our Clinical Lead, Professor Peter Hoskin, has created a really helpful short video talking about what cancer is, the causes and the dangers. This may be of benefit to people recently diagnosed or starting the cancer care pathway.

Take a few minutes to watch this short animation video; with the thoughts of a patient on receiving their cancer diagnosis. 

(This was jointly produced by The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, their Patients Panel, Macmillan Cancer Support and Herts and West Essex ICS). 

Dr Oliver Stovin from NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG discusses the use of Cytosponge; this new technology is very effective in identifying early oesophageal cancer and has received very positive feedback from patients.  Watch Oliver's short introductory video below.  (A BBC news report provides further information on Cytosponge and can be watched here). 

Dr Pippa Corrie, Consultant Medical Oncologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, discusses the history of immunotherapy as a potential treatment for cancer. The history goes back as early as 1891 and Pippa discusses how immunotherapy treatments have been evolving since that time.