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Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015

A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer chemo.

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Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

Category: Science blog September 16, 2015

We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such ...

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Our milestones: Cisplatin – the story of a platinum-selling life-saver

Category: Science blog August 26, 2015

This entry is part 23 of 25 in the series Our milestones

In the latest in Our Milestones series, we look at how Cancer Research UK scientists helped develop one of the world’s most successful cancer drugs.

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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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Cancer killer combination could make cells more sensitive to chemo

Category: Science blog July 15, 2015

How our researchers in Manchester are helping develop ways to make chemotherapy kinder and more effective.

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Many hands make light work – the evolution of clinical trials

Category: Science blog May 20, 2015

For International Clinical Trials Day 2015 we look at how trials have changed – from the first recorded trial to today’s modern cancer clinical trials.

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