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Our Moonshot pledge to accelerate research on detecting early signs of cancer

Category: Science blog June 29, 2016

In January 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a new effort to accelerate progress against cancer. Headed up by Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden, The Ca...

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Watch our Google Hangout about drug discovery and making new medicines (Part 1 of 2)

Category: Science blog June 21, 2016

This entry is part of 4 in the series Google Hangouts

Discussing how the idea for a new drug can come from many different avenues.

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Prostate cancer trial results should mean fewer hospital trips to have radiotherapy

Category: Science blog June 20, 2016

The results of a clinical trial testing radiotherapy doses for treating prostate cancer should be good news for men.

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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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Science Snaps: switching T cells on – size matters

Category: Science blog June 3, 2016

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Science Snaps

After 15 years of painstaking work, a team of scientists have revealed the detailed structure of one of the molecules controlling a T cell’s fate.

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

Category: Science blog May 13, 2016

We’ve announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

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