We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it’s like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.
Category: Science blog July 11, 2016
We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.
To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.
Category: Science blog February 2, 2016
We explore our seventh Grand Challenge, attempting to pull off the ultimate cell heist and use new ‘smart drugs’ to selectively kill cancer cells.
We look at three exciting new projects funded through our Pioneer Award scheme.
Category: Science blog September 17, 2015
A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer chemo.
Category: Science blog September 16, 2015
We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such as proteins. And faulty genes do indeed cause cells to grow out of control, leading to cancer. But it isn’t just the sequence of the DNA that matters, but also how it’s used that’s important.
Category: Science blog August 26, 2015
In the latest in Our Milestones series, we look at how Cancer Research UK scientists helped develop one of the world’s most successful cancer drugs.
We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.
Category: Science blog August 4, 2015
Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.