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Professor Peter Friend

Professor Peter FriendResearch Institution: University of Oxford

Award: £119,000   Duration: 3 years

Project Title: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for treatment of Pancreatic Cancers. A Clinical Pilot study

Project Aims: Prof Friend and Mr Srikanth Reddy will conduct a pilot study to treat 20 pancreatic cancer patients who are not eligible for surgery with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) - a non-invasive way of killing cancer cells and improving pain control with minimal side effects. HIFU has not previously been used in the UK and the study will collect evidence about its feasibility, safety and benefit to patients. This will help determine whether a larger clinical trial should be considered.

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