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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Category: Science blog October 5, 2017 0 comments

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

Category: Science blog September 30, 2017 2 comments

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate c...

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Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog September 29, 2017 0 comments

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

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What it takes for the NHS to diagnose cancer… and why it’s struggling

Category: Science blog September 28, 2017 Comments are closed

NHS diagnostic services are short staffed and under pressure as more people will be sent for tests that can diagnose cancer.

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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 8 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 0 comments

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Category: Science blog September 21, 2017 38 comments

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Science Surgery

Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 3 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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