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 at their achievements.
Category: Science blog September 26, 2014
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.
Category: Science blog August 27, 2014
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.
Category: Science blog July 31, 2014
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.
Category: Science blog January 20, 2014
In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.
Category: Science blog September 20, 2013
Continuing Our Milestones series, we take a look at a key breast cancer molecule and the development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.
Category: Science blog July 18, 2013
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.
Category: Science blog October 15, 2012
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.
Category: Science blog June 7, 2012
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.
Category: Science blog February 29, 2012
Our scientists discovered the second breast cancer gene, BRCA2 – we discuss how they made the finding and what this means for cancer patients.