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Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far

The current consensus is that, right now, there isn’t a large enough body of evidence to prove that cannabis (or any of its active compounds or derivatives) can reliably treat any form of cancer but the medical use of cannabis to treat cancer-related chronic pain is approved in the UK.

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Running a cancer helpline in COVID-19: two years on the virtual frontline

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the UK entering COVID-19 lockdown for the first time. What has it been like for the charity’s nurses running the cancer helpline?

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A new approach to cancer immunotherapy

Forty years ago, hints of a new component of the immune system caused a stir. Here, we chart the story of gamma delta T cells from discovery to clinical trials…

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International Women’s Day 2022: three women in science share their stories

For International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our incredible researchers about their experiences as women in cancer research and what they think we need to do to secure the next generation of talented scientists.

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Why diversity in STEM is vital to cancer research

Cancer Research UK’s (CRUK) ambition to beat cancer relies on a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce. People are at the…

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First data in a decade highlights ethnic disparities in cancer

The first analysis in over 10 years looking at which ethnic groups in England are more likely to get cancer has now been published by Cancer Research UK analysts. 

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Embracing a full spectrum of researchers

For drug discovery scientist Sebastian Greenhough, a late diagnosis of autism made sense of several things – but something it certainly didn’t do was stand in the way of his research

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Reflections from our chief scientist: The rise of the whole organism

Chief scientist Karen Vousden, contemplates the advances coming from cell biology and genomics and why the new frontiers of cancer research require a systems biology approach.

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Seven Centres to form new Cancer Research UK network

From 1 April, we’re investing £100 million over five years into seven Cancer Research UK Centres across the UK.

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Cancer Research UK publishes gender and ethnicity pay gap reports

The charity publishes its gender and ethnicity pay gap reports.

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