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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

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The Cancer Grand Challenges shortlist includes 12 teams with the potential to make the progress against cancer that we urgently need. The Cancer Grand Challenges shortlist includes 12 teams with the potential to make the progress against cancer that we urgently need.

by Tim Gunn | News | 5 September 2023

5 September 2023

Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee member Professor Karen Vousden presenting at the Cancer Grand Challenges summit in London, March 2023

We're nearly 10 years into the Cancer Grand Challenges story. Dr Iain Foulkes, our executive director of Research & Innovation, gives an inside view on it. We're nearly 10 years into the Cancer Grand Challenges story. Dr Iain Foulkes, our executive director of Research & Innovation, gives an inside view on it.

by Iain Foulkes | Opinion | 4 September 2023

4 September 2023

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In our new podcast series, That Cancer Conversation: One to One, we’re talking to Dr Laura Danielson, our research lead for children’s and young people’s cancer. In our new podcast series, That Cancer Conversation: One to One, we’re talking to Dr Laura Danielson, our research lead for children’s and young people’s cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 1 September 2023

1 September 2023

This entry is part 10 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, more than one million deaths have been avoided in the UK since the mid-1980s. We’re celebrating just a few of our cancer research milestones over the past 40 years. And, to show just what they mean, we’re highlighting some of the special moments they’ve made possible.  Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, more than one million deaths have been avoided in the UK since the mid-1980s. We’re celebrating just a few of our cancer research milestones over the past 40 years. And, to show just what they mean, we’re highlighting some of the special moments they’ve made possible. 

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 September 2023

1 September 2023

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Cancer Research UK is calling on the UK and EU to close the deal on association to Horizon Europe, saying that it is in the best interests of cancer researchers and people affected by cancer.  Cancer Research UK is calling on the UK and EU to close the deal on association to Horizon Europe, saying that it is in the best interests of cancer researchers and people affected by cancer. 

by Jacob Smith | News | 25 August 2023

25 August 2023

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We take a look at claims that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells and explore the links between the amount of sugar in our diets and obesity. We take a look at claims that sugar 'feeds' cancer cells and explore the links between the amount of sugar in our diets and obesity.

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 16 August 2023

16 August 2023

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For World Elephant Day, we're taking a look at why elephants so rarely get cancer. Could the ways they protect themselves help people too? For World Elephant Day, we're taking a look at why elephants so rarely get cancer. Could the ways they protect themselves help people too?

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 12 August 2023

12 August 2023

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New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers. New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 29 June 2023

29 June 2023

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New research may have found a way we can predict which cases of DCIS could develop into invasive breast cancer and thus require treatment, reducing the burden of overtreatment in future New research may have found a way we can predict which cases of DCIS could develop into invasive breast cancer and thus require treatment, reducing the burden of overtreatment in future

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 20 June 2023

20 June 2023

Cachexia is a complex syndrome which has puzzled researchers for decades. But with new research from Cancer Grand Challenges, we could be close to uncovering its mysteries. Cachexia is a complex syndrome which has puzzled researchers for decades. But with new research from Cancer Grand Challenges, we could be close to uncovering its mysteries.

by Sophie Wedekind | In depth | 19 June 2023

19 June 2023