Together we will beat cancer


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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