Together we will beat cancer


Predicting lung cancer’s return at surgery

New lung cancer research shows that detecting potential tumour cells leaving the vein in the lung at surgery may predict the diseases return.

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The key is collaboration: ‘You need to work across borders, and that’s what I do on a daily basis’  

With the Government redesigning the immigration system, we spoke to Dr Susanne Gatz about the importance of travelling across Europe for her work.

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What can tumours in Tasmanian devils teach us about immunotherapy resistance?

A peculiar type of tumour, in an even more peculiar type of animal, could hold some clues to help scientists overcome immunotherapy resistance in humans.

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Different challenges, same determination: how we’re tackling children’s and young people’s cancers

Through our new research strategy, we’re determined to improve survival and reduce long-term side effects for children and young people with cancer.

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Measuring up: how does the UK compare internationally on cancer survival?

New survival figures have revealed some encouraging trends around the world. But they also highlight how much progress still needs to be made in the UK.

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‘There are scientists from all over the world at my institute, working to accelerate progress in cancer research’  

With the Government redesigning the immigration system, we spoke to scientist Ines Figueiredo about her experiences of moving to and working in the UK.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancer treatments stop working after so long?’

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer treatments can work in lots of different ways, aiming to kill tumour cells or keep them under control. Ideally they cause tumours to shrink, but they can also be considered successful if they stop tumours growing. But unfortunately, the effects don’t always last forever.

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Science Snaps: solving the mystery of an oddly-shaped tumour

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists have developed an entirely new way to look at tumours. And it’s helped them solve the mystery of how some pancreatic tumours develop.

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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

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NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

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