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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 16 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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“It upset me enormously that children were dying, and I wanted to do something to help them” – Andy’s story

Category: Science Blog July 25, 2014

Read Professor Andy Pearson’s story, exploring his career researching childhood cancer and what the future holds for the BEACON neuroblastoma trial.

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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

Category: Science Blog July 23, 2014

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has “phenomenally” improved from when Nicola’s mother had the disease.

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Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

Category: Science Blog May 21, 2014

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, we’ve compiled a list of 10 recommendations for action we think the next government should focus on to help beat cancer.

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A new way to prevent breast cancer: anastrozole

Category: Science Blog December 12, 2013

Results from our clinical trial show a drug called anastrozole can halve the chance of developing breast cancer in some women. We explore the findings.

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‘Mitotic spindles’ could help develop better chemo drugs

Category: Science Blog August 14, 2013

We hear from a cancer research expert about how part of a cell’s internal skeleton links chemotherapy drugs to controlling how cells divide.

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The story of temozolomide

Category: Science Blog July 18, 2013

This entry is part 13 of 16 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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