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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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A tribute to Professor Gordon McVie

Almost 20 years since Cancer Research UK was founded, not many who worked with McVie remain, but staff know him as the man who gave the charity its beginning.

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Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

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Opinion: ‘Let’s not be short-sighted – the UK’s medical research charities need urgent support’

Today’s new figures, from the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute, project a devastating 24% drop in the UK’s overall cancer research spending this year, driven by a 46% fall in charity sector funding.

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Coronavirus and cancer – latest updates

We’re pulling together the latest government and NHS health updates concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and cancer.

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ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

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International Women’s Day: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in cancer research 

Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. We wanted to change that.

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Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

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