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News digest – light-activated nanoparticles, Government’s obesity plans, tumour ‘glue’ and AI research fund

Researchers are developing light-activated nanoparticles that can ‘rob’ cancer cells of vital survival proteins.

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COVID-19: “The really hard part is we know what needs to be done”

We caught up with a number of researchers about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and what the next few months looks like for them.

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Coronavirus and cancer – July updates

We’re monitoring the latest government and NHS health updates from across the UK.

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News digest – naked mole-rats, junk food deals, ovarian cancer drug and glowing surgery dye

Our scientists have uncovered more about the naked mole-rat’s resistance to cancer.

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COVID-19: “It could take months to build research up again”

Professor Richard Gilbertson talks about the impact of COVID-19 on research at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre.

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News digest – targeted drug approval, microbubble ‘warheads’ and prostate cancer treatment

Researchers are using ultrasound to destroy cancer cells by detonating microbubbles like “targeted warheads.”

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Coronavirus reports: “As a Black man with advanced prostate cancer, who wouldn’t be worried?”

Earlier this month, Public Health England published a long-awaited report confirming that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We spoke to Anisha and Alfred about the findings.

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Opinion: ‘UK cancer research could be set back years by COVID-19. We must act now’

Because of COVID-19 and the devastating impact it’s had on our income, we could be forced to cut £150 million per year from our research funding. 

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A tribute to Professor Anne Charlton

Professor Anne Charlton was a much-loved colleague who blazed a research trail in cancer education and smoking prevention in schools.

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Getting cancer services back on track during the coronavirus pandemic

Cancer services are beginning to get up and running across the country, but we’re still a long way from either restoring capacity or addressing the backlog of people waiting for tests and treatment.

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