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Our milestones: the discovery of the NRAS signalling gene

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Our milestones

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

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

Category: Science blog March 24, 2015

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Our milestones

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

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The shape of all things – the year of crystallography

Category: Science blog December 23, 2014

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Our milestones

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

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Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize

Category: Science blog October 6, 2014

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Our milestones

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

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science blog September 26, 2014

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Mustard gas – from the Great War to frontline chemotherapy

Category: Science blog August 27, 2014

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Our milestones

From the Great War trenches to the frontline against cancer, mustard gas has come a long way, thanks to the outstanding research of chemist Alexander Haddow.

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Changing the future of pancreatic cancer: The ESPAC trials

Category: Science blog July 31, 2014

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Our milestones

This latest in Our Milestones series explores the ESPAC-1 trial, which led to an improvement in survival that had never been seen before in pancreatic cancer.

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