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How the history of medicine influenced our perception of cancer

From the language we use to talk about cancer, to the cancer types that receive the most funding, there’s a lot that we don’t realise has been hugely influenced by the past

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From smart knives to virtual reality tumours: five innovations in understanding cancer

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

We dive into five innovations from the world’s greatest minds that could transform the way we deal with cancer

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Help seeking: Why isn’t it as simple as it might sound?

A poll has revealed 50% of UK adults with a possible cancer symptom wait 6 months or more before contacting their GP. Why might people not seek help when they need it?

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Investing in volunteers since 2002: The tale of time

This is the story of time. Of minutes and days which turn into months and years. The story of our 33,000 time-givers.

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How radiotherapy became a lifesaver – from X-rays to the proton beam

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Provided to more than a quarter of cancer patients, targeted radiotherapy is cutting edge, can be curative, and has come a long way from its origins.

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Making real change: 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy

From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

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Why haven’t we cured cancer?

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Despite big improvements in survival, cancer is still one of the world’s biggest killers. Leading scientists explain why it presents such a challenge – and look at how far we’ve come

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The path to least resistance: How our researchers are outsmarting cancer’s survival skills

Our scientists across the country are working hard to tackle drug resistance – one of cancer’s cruellest curveballs.

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‘From virtual reality tumours to cutting-edge treatments’: what to expect from the Cancer Revolution exhibition

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

A new exhibition shows the strides scientists have made to unravel the complexities of cancer – and explores what the future holds

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How do we die of cancer? What we know (and what we don’t)

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

We’ve sent robots to mars, split the atom and mapped the human genome. Why, then, is there still so much more to understand about a disease that affects one in two of us?

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