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New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Category: Science blog June 2, 2014 4 comments

In the light of continued media attention, we explain the science behind two exciting new types of immunotherapy drug, called PD-1 and PD-L1 blockers.

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ASCO 2013 – personalised medicine: potential and challenges

Category: Science blog June 7, 2013 Comments are closed

In our third instalment from the ASCO cancer conference, Debbie Coates writes about a major theme of modern cancer research…

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ASCO 2013 – clinical trials for older cancer patients

Category: Science blog June 5, 2013 Comments are closed

In our second report from this year’s ASCO conference, Trevor Bott writes about a session he attended on the need…

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ASCO 2013 – doctors encourage cancer patients to quit smoking

Category: Science blog June 4, 2013 1 comment

The world’s largest cancer conference, ASCO, is underway in Chicago. Among the many thousands of doctors and researchers, our nurses…

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Podcast: Curry chemical on trial, death rates fall, ASCO conference highlights and more

Category: Science blog June 18, 2012 Comments are closed

This month, a new trial looks at the cancer-fighting properties of the curry chemical curcumin, while we take a look…

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ASCO 2012 – best of the rest

Category: Science blog June 7, 2012 Comments are closed

In her third and final report from this year’s ASCO conference, Nell Barrie reflects on her personal highlights of the…

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ASCO 2012 – a new treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer?

Category: Science blog June 6, 2012 1 comment

In this second report from the ASCO conference, Nell Barrie discusses an experimental “armed antibody” for the treatment of breast…

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ASCO 2012: Is immunotherapy finally coming of age?

Category: Science blog June 6, 2012 4 comments

While the UK enjoyed the rather wet Jubilee celebrations this weekend, thousands of cancer experts gathered in Chicago for the…

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ASCO 2011 – Jury still out on ovarian cancer screening

Category: Science blog June 30, 2011 Comments are closed

Thanks to research and improved treatments, survival from ovarian cancer has almost doubled over the last 30 years. Yet more…

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Making research count for patients – the multiple myeloma story

Category: Science blog June 27, 2011 Comments are closed

This year at the ASCO conference in the US, several sessions reflected on the rapid progress that has been made…

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