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Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

Category: Science blog September 2, 2015

Two years ago we launched a pioneering £15m lung cancer study. Find out what’s happened since, through the eyes of Terrence, a patient taking part.

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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 24 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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NHS England must act as patients miss out on cancer drug tests

Category: Science blog August 20, 2015

We explore our latest report showing that thousands of cancer patients are missing out on genetic tests for targeted cancer drugs.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

Category: Science blog August 5, 2015

We explore new data showing that cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems.

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Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015

Find out how our researchers in Manchester are fishing in blood samples for clues to how lung cancer becomes resistant to treatment

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ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

Category: Science blog June 5, 2015

We take a look back at the excitement from – and add a few important caveats to – the research from this year’s big US cancer conference.

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