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Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

Category: Science blog August 22, 2016 2 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it’s like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016 Comments are closed

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016 1 comment

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.

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Grand Challenge seven: kill cancer cells using new ‘smart drugs’

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore our seventh Grand Challenge, attempting to pull off the ultimate cell heist and use new ‘smart drugs’ to selectively kill cancer cells.

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What do palladium metal, Charles Darwin and Salmonella have in common?

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015 1 comment

We look at three exciting new projects funded through our Pioneer Award scheme.

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Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015 Comments are closed

A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer chemo.

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Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

Category: Science blog September 16, 2015 Comments are closed

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.

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Our milestones: Cisplatin – the story of a platinum-selling life-saver

Category: Science blog August 26, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 23 of 29 in the series Our milestones

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.

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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015 2 comments

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015 Comments are closed

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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