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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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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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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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Reviewing our year

Read about some of the progress we’ve made over the last financial year and about some of the big themes from the year.

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PARG inhibitors: tipping the scales with a new experimental drug

Our scientists are developing a new experimental drug to target how cancer cells repair their DNA, and upset cancer’s balance.

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How your support is helping us beat breast cancer – Margaret’s story

The year is 2016, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us, and right now, 8 in 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive their disease for 10 years or more.

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Crashing cancer’s backup system – our progress so far

Research by our scientists played a major part in the development of a promising new class of cancer drugs. So where are we now in this research journey?

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All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren’t. We explore why.

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