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Revolutionising radiotherapy: making a cornerstone cancer treatment more personal and powerful

We’re investing £56 million into radiotherapy research that will be carried out by a network of specialist institutes across the UK.

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Womb cancer stats reveal treatment variation across England

Our new stats show a staggering variation in treatment plans for women diagnosed with womb cancer across England.

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What can tumours in Tasmanian devils teach us about immunotherapy resistance?

A peculiar type of tumour, in an even more peculiar type of animal, could hold some clues to help scientists overcome immunotherapy resistance in humans.

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Different challenges, same determination: how we’re tackling children’s and young people’s cancers

Through our new research strategy, we’re determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Science Surgery

Our latest Science Surgery instalment answers the question, ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’

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NHS diaries: ‘It’s like Groundhog Day, we just wait for the phone to ring’  

Waiting to hear if you have cancer, or if your cancer has come back, can be an extremely stressful time – especially if the results take weeks to come back.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancer treatments stop working after so long?’

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer treatments can work in lots of different ways, aiming to kill tumour cells or keep them under control. Ideally they cause tumours to shrink, but they can also be considered successful if they stop tumours growing. But unfortunately, the effects don’t always last forever.

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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