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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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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2017 1 comment

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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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 11 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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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 8 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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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Category: Science blog September 21, 2017 39 comments

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Science Surgery

Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

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