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Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

Category: Science blog September 2, 2015

It should have been a dream holiday – a perfect escape from England’s January chills for a retired couple. Terrence, 75, was relaxing on deck with a book as...

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Newly funded research – understanding cancer at the population level

Category: Science blog August 31, 2015

Our Population Research Committee funds research on the causes and effects of cancer across large groups of people. Recently they funded several new projects.

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How we’re building a community to beat oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 28, 2015

We recap what happened at our first ever international conference for oesophageal cancer in Oxford.

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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 23 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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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Category: Science blog August 21, 2015

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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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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Young people and e-cigarettes – what do the latest data tell us?

Category: Science blog August 18, 2015

In an article co-commissioned with The Conversation, Professor Linda Bauld looks at the latest evidence on e-cigarette use in young people.

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