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Our milestones: How anastrozole became a number one hit

Category: Science blog October 30, 2015

In this instalment of our Milestones series, we look at Cancer Research UK’s pivotal trials, proving that a drug called ...

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Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

Category: Science blog September 21, 2015

We look back to the 1990s, and to our 'first-in-man' trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone - a vital step in the drug'...

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Our milestones: Cisplatin – the story of a platinum-selling life-saver

Category: Science blog August 26, 2015

In the latest in Our Milestones series, we look at how Cancer Research UK scientists helped develop one of the world’s m...

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Our milestones: the discovery of the NRAS signalling gene

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015

We go back to the 1980s, and the crucial discovery of a fundamental cancer gene by our researchers at The Institute of Can...

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Our milestones: A recipe for success – the birth of combination chemotherapy

Category: Science blog March 24, 2015

In the latest Our Milestones series post, we look at the role we played in the advent of a 1970s cancer treatment revoluti...

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The shape of all things – the year of crystallography

Category: Science blog December 23, 2014

To mark the year of crystallography, we focus on an important scientific duo who used this powerful tool to help develop c...

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Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize

Category: Science blog October 6, 2014

In 2001, our researchers Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse won a share of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. We look back a...

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