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The shape of all things – the year of crystallography

This entry is part 20 of 30 in the series Our milestones

To mark the year of crystallography, we focus on an important scientific duo who used this powerful tool to help develop cancer drugs.

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Wising up on older people and cancer

A new report has launched looking at what we know, and what we still need to understand, about cancer and older people in the UK – we look at the findings.

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

This entry is part 18 of 30 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance

A new discovery from a team of our scientists in London could help make chemotherapy more effective – but it’s been a tough road to get there.

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Changing the future of pancreatic cancer: The ESPAC trials

This entry is part 16 of 30 in the series Our milestones

This latest in Our Milestones series explores the ESPAC-1 trial, which led to an improvement in survival that had never been seen before in pancreatic cancer.

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Will NICE’s proposed reforms actually work?

Our thoughts on the new proposals to reform the the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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“It upset me enormously that children were dying, and I wanted to do something to help them” – Andy’s story

Read Professor Andy Pearson’s story, exploring his career researching childhood cancer and what the future holds for the BEACON neuroblastoma trial.

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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has “phenomenally” improved from when Nicola’s mother had the disease.

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Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, we’ve compiled a list of 10 recommendations for action we think the next government should focus on to help beat cancer.

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A new way to prevent breast cancer: anastrozole

Results from our clinical trial show a drug called anastrozole can halve the chance of developing breast cancer in some women. We explore the findings.

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