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Cancer Research UK honours Her Majesty The Queen, the charity’s Patron

The Queen has been the charity’s Patron since its formation in 2002. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chair of Cancer Research…

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2021/22 in review: Charity looks to the future with ambitious new strategy

Cancer Research UK is ready to seize new opportunities following the publication of its Annual Report and Accounts 2021/22 today….

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Pharmacy services are an untapped resource in tackling nation’s major health conditions, new survey reveals

A new YouGov survey has revealed that just 1 in 10 people have turned to their local pharmacy for advice…

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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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Why haven’t we cured cancer? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series That Cancer Conversation

This latest episode features 3 guests who explore why the idea of a cancer cure is so complex, but why there is still so much to be hopeful about.

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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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