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Bacterial microbiome mapping. Orange lines making connections and overlapping each other.

The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and even viruses. A research group believes this bustling community could be the key for preventing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and even viruses. A research group believes this bustling community could be the key for preventing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 3 January 2024

3 January 2024

Two researchers smiling as they work together in a lab

2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

the Palace of Westminster

Here are our initial thoughts on what the 2023 autumn statement means for the UK's cancer research environment.   Here are our initial thoughts on what the 2023 autumn statement means for the UK's cancer research environment.  

by Cancer Research UK | News | 22 November 2023

22 November 2023

Two cancer researchers looking at a cell image on screen

Each cancer is as unique as the person it affects. By studying patient data, we can target our treatments to people's specific needs. Each cancer is as unique as the person it affects. By studying patient data, we can target our treatments to people's specific needs.

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 21 November 2023

21 November 2023

Microscopic images of pleural fluid cytology of a small cell oat cell carcinoma
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10 ways we’ve influenced progress in lung cancer

From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer. From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer.

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 November 2023

1 November 2023

A mouse-eared bat flying out of a cave

Bats rarely get cancer. They also resist viruses that kill humans, and some don't even seem to age. Scientists think that it might have something to do with their ability to fly – and that we can copy some of their tricks. Bats rarely get cancer. They also resist viruses that kill humans, and some don't even seem to age. Scientists think that it might have something to do with their ability to fly – and that we can copy some of their tricks.

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 31 October 2023

31 October 2023

Cancer cells with extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA)

Cancer Grand Challenges team eDyNAmiC has changed our understanding of how oesophageal cancer starts. In some cases, mutations scientists thought were a late effect of the disease could actually be driving it in the first place. The findings could give us a new way to intercept cancer before it becomes dangerous. Cancer Grand Challenges team eDyNAmiC has changed our understanding of how oesophageal cancer starts. In some cases, mutations scientists thought were a late effect of the disease could actually be driving it in the first place. The findings could give us a new way to intercept cancer before it becomes dangerous.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 23 October 2023

23 October 2023

An array of normal and cancerous human tissue samples.

Research suggests that artificial intelligence could be used alongside doctors to diagnose cancers faster, easing pressure on the cancer workforce. First, though, the NHS needs to get ready. Research suggests that artificial intelligence could be used alongside doctors to diagnose cancers faster, easing pressure on the cancer workforce. First, though, the NHS needs to get ready.

by Tom Hildebrand | In depth | 19 October 2023

19 October 2023

The flags of the UK and France flying side by side

Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) have announced a new scientific partnership to help fund world-class researchers to take on cancer’s toughest challenges Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) have announced a new scientific partnership to help fund world-class researchers to take on cancer’s toughest challenges

by Jacob Smith | News | 27 September 2023

27 September 2023

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series That Cancer Conversation
Two cancer researchers looking at a cell image on screen

The UK is rejoining Horizon Europe, the EU’s £81bn flagship funding scheme for scientific research. The agreement will bring more funding for cancer researchers in the UK, as well as more opportunities for collaboration across Europe. The UK is rejoining Horizon Europe, the EU’s £81bn flagship funding scheme for scientific research. The agreement will bring more funding for cancer researchers in the UK, as well as more opportunities for collaboration across Europe.

by Tim Gunn | News | 7 September 2023

7 September 2023