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Let's beat cancer sooner

We need to get new drugs to patients faster, but how?

Science Blog December 11, 2013

The research community and the government want to speed up how quickly cancer patients can access new drugs – we discuss the latest thinking.

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The quest to unravel the side effects of cancer drugs

Science Blog September 5, 2013

An important part of cancer drug treatment is minimising side effects – how are scientists tackling this issue and what does the new research show?

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Clinical trials and Parliamentary tribulations

Science Blog April 25, 2013

Clinical trials are vital – they’re how we know which treatments work, how best to use them, and what the side effects are. So running trials quickly and ef...

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Notes from NCRI conference (day 4)

Science Blog November 7, 2012

Before the final day of the conference started, we once again awoke to news stories based on research presented over the last few days. The BBC led with figures...

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The slow dawn of the age of targeted therapies

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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Abiraterone available across the UK… finally!

Science Blog August 13, 2012

We’re delighted with today’s news that abiraterone will be available for men with advanced prostate cancer on the NHS in Scotland. This is fantastic for Sco...

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Bridging the divide – £50m CRT Pioneer fund will get drugs to patients faster

Science Blog March 29, 2012

Developing new drugs is hard. Only a small fraction of chemicals tested in the lab and early patient trials ultimately make it into routine use. Most fall at on...

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