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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Category: Science blog November 30, 2017 3 comments

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 3 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 0 comments

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 0 comments

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 1 comment

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 7 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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