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The long road to targeting the holy grail of the immune response

A team of our scientists at University College London have developed a potential new immunotherapy drug and caused another paradigm shift in our understanding of how cancer immunotherapy works.

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Learning the lessons of COVID-19: Protecting cancer services and research through the pandemic

We’re calling on UK governments to stand by their commitments to improving cancer survival and make sure everyone can receive the care they deserve.

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What’s happened to cancer clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the UK, we look at how cancer clinical trials have been affected by the pandemic.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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We’re asking scientists to tackle 9 of the toughest challenges in cancer research

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We’ve partnered with the National Cancer Institute in the US (NCI) to stimulate even more innovative research collaborations through Cancer Grand Challenges.

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Science Surgery: ‘How are children’s cancers different from adults’ cancers?’

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Science Surgery

Understanding why children get cancer is a huge task and extremely complex. In our latest Science Surgery, we spoke with Dr Francis Mussai about the differences between children and adult’s cancers.

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Opinion: ‘Let’s not be short-sighted – the UK’s medical research charities need urgent support’

Today’s new figures, from the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute, project a devastating 24% drop in the UK’s overall cancer research spending this year, driven by a 46% fall in charity sector funding.

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The team of over 60 scientists investigating the age-old mystery of inflammation and cancer

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We spoke to 3 members of the global STORMing Cancer team about their work to solve the mystery of inflammation and cancer.

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The changing landscape of children’s cancer treatment

We spoke to Professor Lou Chesler and Dr Lynley Marshall about the innovative studies that are aiming to make children’s cancer treatment more tailored.

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The team tackling the serious side effects of cancer treatment in an ageing population

We spoke to the team looking into the complex relationship between the gut microbiome and radiosensitisation in bladder cancer.

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