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Six Citizen Science milestones from 2014 – number four is out of this world

Category: Science Blog December 18, 2014

From vast lengths of DNA to years of collective teamwork, we look back on the achievements of our 300,000 Citizen Scientists in 2014.

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Dances with Pharma: part 2 – How Cancer Research UK works with industry

Category: Science Blog December 17, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In the second part of this two-part series, we look at our work with industry, why it’s important, and how we try to influence the way drugs get to patients.

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Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?

Category: Science Blog December 16, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In this first in a two-part series, we take a look at how cancer drugs get to patients, and at some of reasons behind the spiralling costs.

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Molecular ‘safety-net’ stops tumour cell DNA being torn apart

Category: Science Blog December 8, 2014

We explore new research on how cancer cells divide, and a potential weakness that could be exploited to kill them.

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More progress in detecting oesophageal cancer early

Category: Science Blog December 2, 2014

We take a look at the latest data from a clinical trial testing a ‘sponge on a string’ as a new way to detect oesophageal cancer early.

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UK Government missing the target over new cancer drug tests

Category: Science Blog December 1, 2014

The Government must keep its promise over high-quality gene tests for cancer patients

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Getting cancer’s story straight

Category: Science Blog November 16, 2014

In this guest post from one of our researchers we dig a bit deeper into cancer’s genetic story and tackle the mystery of some missing pages.

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