Together we will beat cancer

Harry Jenkins

Harry completed an integrated Master’s degree in biology at Durham University before joining Cancer Research UK in November 2018. He’s currently studying a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London part-time alongside his role as a science media officer, where he works on getting media coverage of the great research Cancer Research UK funds.

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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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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Pancreatic cancer cells use the same energy as sprinters’ muscles to spread

Our scientists are using hydrogels to understand more about how pancreatic cancer cells spread.

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Science Snaps: targeting cancers’ surroundings

This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists are intercepting conversations between supporting cells and blood vessels that could help cancer spread.

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Science Snaps: solving the mystery of an oddly-shaped tumour

This entry is part 27 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists have developed an entirely new way to look at tumours. And it’s helped them solve the mystery of how some pancreatic tumours develop.

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