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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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New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Category: Science Blog June 2, 2014

In the light of continued media attention, we explain the science behind two exciting new types of immunotherapy drug, called PD-1 and PD-L1 blockers.

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Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

Category: Science Blog April 9, 2014

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

Concluding our story on Epstein-Barr virus and cancer, we explore the ongoing research into the virus and how this could lead to treatments in the future.

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No, scientists haven’t “developed a pill that can stop cancer spreading”

Category: Science Blog February 20, 2014

Today’s headlines about a ‘pill that could stop cancer spreading’ are premature. But the research is interesting.

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No, doctors did not “inject HIV into a dying girl” to treat her cancer

Category: Science Blog June 25, 2013

Experimental cancer treatments often hit the headlines, we’ve taken a look at the science behind a story involving cancer, HIV and the immune system.

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The slow dawn of the age of targeted therapies

Category: Science Blog November 2, 2012

This morning, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) reversed its original, preliminary decisions over two cutting-edge ‘targeted’...

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ASCO 2012: Is immunotherapy finally coming of age?

Category: Science Blog June 6, 2012

While the UK enjoyed the rather wet Jubilee celebrations this weekend, thousands of cancer experts gathered in Chicago for the world’s largest annual cancer c...

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