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What about my type of cancer?

Category: Science blog February 7, 2013

“Why don’t you spend more on my cancer type?” and “why don’t you do more to highlight awareness?” These are two questions we hear frequently, and to...

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Imatinib – the dawn of targeted treatments

Category: Science blog October 25, 2012

Thirty years ago, we published research that was a key early step in the journey towards the first genetically tailored cancer drug, imatinib (also known as Gl...

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Twenty-five years since landmark bowel cancer discovery

Category: Science blog August 28, 2012

There’s a lot more to do before we can say we’ve beaten cancer, but every now and then, it’s good to sit back and reflect on how far we’ve already come....

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Cancer intelligence: mission possible

Category: Science blog June 20, 2012

Imagine a future where you can go online and compare which hospital is the best in your area to treat your type of cancer. A future where, as a cancer patient, ...

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Our tenth birthday but more than a century of history

Category: Science blog February 3, 2012

This week marks ten years since the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) and the Cancer Research Campaign (CRC) merged to form Cancer Research UK. We’re n...

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2009: Biomarker buzz

Category: Science blog October 6, 2009

On Sunday, Professor Paul Workman talked about personalised medicine. And on Monday we heard more about this “unparalleled time of opportunity for cancer drug...

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Science comes to life at the Centre of the Cell

Category: Science blog September 18, 2009

How many human cells can you fit on the dot of a one penny piece? And how many cells in your body are not actually your own? You can find the answer to these an...

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