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Accelerating new treatments – our Centre for Drug Development

Category: Science Blog September 29, 2014

Something extraordinary is happening right now. Impelled by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, researchers, medics, funding agencies, pharmaceutical companies a...

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science Blog September 26, 2014

This entry is part 18 of 18 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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The Cancer Patient Experience Survey – questions have been asked…now what?

Category: Science Blog September 25, 2014

It may seem as though we’re constantly asked to give feedback – but what’s more important is knowing what’s happened as a result of our comments –...

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Saving lives and averting costs? The case for earlier diagnosis just got stronger

Category: Science Blog September 22, 2014

A guest post from Incisive Health’s Mike Birtwhistle, who has just produced a new report for Cancer Research UK on the economic impact of early diagnosis.

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The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

Category: Science Blog September 11, 2014

We’ve teamed up with the journal Nature, which today publishes a series of articles that touch on some key areas for lung cancer from across the globe.

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Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance

Category: Science Blog September 5, 2014

A look at some recent findings from the US, from researchers studying how prostate cancers can be resistant to two new drugs – abiraterone and enzalutamide

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Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help

Category: Science Blog August 29, 2014

Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer, but a new treatment programme could improve quality of life for patients

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