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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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Changes detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

Scientists have mapped out some of the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 9: “I am very relieved but I am not naïve”

We caught up with people living with cancer across the country, to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting them and their families.

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“Helping to shine a torch into the darkness has been incredible”: 5 times philanthropy helped change the course of cancer research

This World Cancer Day, we hear from the philanthropists who supported some of our most exciting projects.

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NICE approves new maintenance treatment for ovarian cancer

A new targeted treatment has been recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence for some adults with ovarian cancer.

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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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ACED one year on: a promising first year for the early detection research alliance

One year on since we launched the International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED), we look at four recently awarded research projects.

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Cancer Research UK forced to cut research funding due to COVID-19

Due to the effects of COVID-19, Cancer Research UK has had to cut its research funding by £45 million.

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PARP inhibitors: Halting cancer by halting DNA repair

How researchers supported by Cancer Research UK pioneered the development of PARP inhibitors.

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News digest – smoking ban, HPV and prostate cancer, genetic testing and plain packaging

Smoking could be banned outsides pubs, cafés and restaurants in England, with peers urging ministers to consider similar measures in England.

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