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ASCO 2021 news: follow-up treatments pave the way

One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Usually located in Chicago, researchers and clinicians around the world met virtually this year to present the latest in cancer research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting. Here’s a flavour of the some of the top research presented.

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New hormone treatment for advanced prostate cancer made available in England

Hormone treatment enzalutamide will now be offered as an alternative combined treatment option for some adults with prostate cancer on the NHS in England.

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“I feel extremely proud when I look at what we’ve achieved”: ScottishPower’s Andrew Ward reflects on our partnership as we renew for another three years

Our partnership with ScottishPower began in 2012, since then it’s raised over £30m. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re extending this extraordinary partnership for another three years.

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Professor Ian Tomlinson: “Philanthropy is priceless to science”

The director of our Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre walks us through some of his proudest research achievements and how supporters have made them possible.

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A bug in the system – the difficulties of linking the microbiome to cancer aetiology

Teasing apart causation from correlation is vital if we are to understand whether the gut microbiome changes the risk of cancer or whether cancer changes the gut microbiome

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Common anti-inflammatory drug could boost cancer immunotherapy

Widely-used anti-inflammatory drugs make tumours in mice more responsive to treatments that harness the power of the body’s own immune system to tackle cancer, according to research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Cancer Discovery.

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Opinion: ‘The UK must be more ambitious than just clearing the cancer backlog’

Cancer Research UK estimates that 3 million fewer people were screened for cancer between March and September last year, meaning around 9,200 fewer patients started cancer treatment as a result in England alone – a 42% drop.

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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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Partnership in a pandemic: how Credit Suisse delivered an incredible Charity of the Year partnership despite lockdown

We explore how our partner, Credit Suisse, adapted to significant changes in the fundraising environment to exceed its original targets for the partnership.

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Cancer clinical trials – learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

After a very difficult year for cancer clinical trials, we look to the future and ask what positive lessons can be learnt

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