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How repurposing a drug in a COVID-19 trial could benefit people with cancer

We spoke with Professor Kev Dhaliwal, chief investigator of the SPIKE-1 trial, about how repurposing a drug in a COVID-19 trial could benefit people with cancer.

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Gentle regular exercise could reduce the risk of liver cancer in mice

A team of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have been investigating the role of exercise in reducing the risk of liver cancer in mice

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Transforming optimism: finding new ways to treat rare cancers

We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some patients with secondary CNS lymphoma.

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Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

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We have a Deal: What does the new UK-EU relationship mean for cancer?

Here’s what we know about how the new UK-EU relationship may affect cancer services and research.

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What could DeepMind ‘solving’ the protein folding problem mean for cancer research?

We asked two of our protein specialists, who are trying to understand how the way proteins fold affect cancer outcomes, to give their verdict on the news.

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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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