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Why investing in cancer research is good for the economy

We know that cancer research saves and improves lives. What is less well known is the role of cancer research…

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Government update on the Clinical Research Vision: More needed to go beyond recovery?

Is the Government’s implementation plan for its 10-year clinical research vision any more than just rhetoric? Our policy team give us the low-down…

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In memory of Dame Deborah James

Last night, Dame Deborah James’s family announced that she passed away peacefully at home, after living with bowel cancer since 2016.

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Health inequalities: Why is it harder for some people to eat healthily? 

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Health inequalities

We investigate diet inequality and its root causes with Dr Amy Yau, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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‘Normal’ cells and ‘cancer’s surprising circular DNA’: Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 2

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

We’re unpacking two recently funded Cancer Grand Challenges, and introducing the global, multidisciplinary teams taking them on.

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How erectile dysfunction drugs could be the key to overcoming treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Researchers have found a drug that targets the tumour microenvironment that could improve treatment for certain cancers. But it might not be the kind of drug you expect. 

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Why haven’t we cured cancer?

This entry is part 4 of 0 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Despite big improvements in survival, cancer is still one of the world’s biggest killers. Leading scientists explain why it presents such a challenge – and look at how far we’ve come

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Celebrating 10 years of partnership with ScottishPower and £35m raised

Ten years ago, Cancer Research UK was delighted to enter a three-year partnership with renewable energy company ScottishPower with the…

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Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 1: what makes a grand challenge?

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

Today, Cancer Grand Challenges announced four new teams that have each received £20 million in funding to take on the biggest challenges in cancer research

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Picking out the patterns: How scientists are finding cancer’s signatures in tumour DNA

An international team of researchers have identified 21 common faults in cancer DNA using an algorithm that works similarly to Netflix

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