The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.
The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.
Category: Science blog August 15, 2017
We go back to the 1950s to find out how one of our scientists helped transform the outlook for women with a rare cancer called choriocarcinoma.
Category: Science blog July 10, 2017
Find out how an unexpected discovery by our scientists almost 2 decades ago is helping improve cancer diagnosis today.
Category: Science blog October 30, 2015In this instalment of our Milestones series, we look at Cancer Research UK’s pivotal trials, proving that a drug called anastrozole should be the gold standar...
We look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone – a vital step in the drug’s development
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 most successful cancer drugs.
We go back to the 1980s, and the crucial discovery of a fundamental cancer gene by our researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research
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 revolution: combination chemotherapy.
To mark the year of crystallography, we focus on an important scientific duo who used this powerful tool to help develop cancer drugs.