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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 17 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 17 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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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

Category: Science Blog January 20, 2014

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Our milestones

In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.

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Counting copies: HER2 and the development of Herceptin

Category: Science Blog September 20, 2013

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Our milestones

Continuing Our Milestones series, we take a look at a key breast cancer molecule and the development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.

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The story of temozolomide

Category: Science Blog July 18, 2013

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Our milestones

From its early development in the 1970′s to its use as an important treatment for adult brain tumours, we explore the history of the cancer drug temozolomide.

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Tamoxifen – the start of something big

Category: Science Blog October 15, 2012

This entry is part 12 of 17 in the series Our milestones

The latest in Our Milestones series: the story of tamoxifen, a discovery in 1966 that has gone on to save the lives of millions of women with breast cancer.

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Hedgehogs, flies and skin cancer – the story of vismodegib

Category: Science Blog June 7, 2012

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Our milestones

Professor Phil Ingham’s research in fruit flies and fish evolved into a drug to treat patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.

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