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Accelerating new treatments – our Centre for Drug Development

Category: Science Blog September 29, 2014

Something extraordinary is happening right now. Impelled by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, researchers, medics, funding agencies, pharmaceutical companies a...

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science Blog September 26, 2014

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Childhood cancer research – what are the barriers?

Category: Science Blog September 18, 2014

We look at some of the challenges in running childhood cancer clinical trials.

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Andrew Biankin: We need a “We can do this!” attitude to pancreatic cancer

Category: Science Blog September 10, 2014

We speak to our pancreatic cancer expert Professor Andrew Biankin about how he’s trying to change the picture for people with the disease.

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Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance

Category: Science Blog September 5, 2014

A look at some recent findings from the US, from researchers studying how prostate cancers can be resistant to two new drugs – abiraterone and enzalutamide

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Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help

Category: Science Blog August 29, 2014

Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer, but a new treatment programme could improve quality of life for patients

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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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