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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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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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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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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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ASCO 2013 – personalised medicine: potential and challenges

Category: Science blog June 7, 2013

In our third instalment from the ASCO cancer conference, Debbie Coates writes about a major theme of modern cancer research – the concept of personalised medi...

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ASCO 2013 – clinical trials for older cancer patients

Category: Science blog June 5, 2013

In our second report from this year’s ASCO conference, Trevor Bott writes about a session he attended on the need for clinical trials for older cancer patient...

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