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Can we grow the treatments of tomorrow? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series That Cancer Conversation

Find out how the chemistry inside plants can lead to life-changing drugs and how a cannabis-derived drug is part of a new trial to help people with a type of aggressive brain cancer.

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Opinion: ‘The idea that a tobacco company might profit off my disease appals me’

Hear from a policy manager at Cancer Research UK about what they think about Phillip Morris International’s bid for pharmaceutical company Vectura.

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Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far

Right now there isn’t enough reliable evidence to prove that any form of cannabis can effectively treat cancer in patients.

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Should alcohol marketing be dropped from televised sport?

During the 2019 Six Nations,122.4 billion Guinness-related branded impressions were delivered to the UK population who watched the coverage.

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Smoking among young adults increased by 25% during first lockdown

The number of 18 to 34 year-olds in England who smoke increased by 25% in the first lockdown, according to a study published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK.

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Cancer Research UK reports record levels of investment in its spinouts

The charity’s commercial arm saw the amount of money from both internal and external sources invested in its spinouts more than double in the last year.

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The (un)usual suspects – how early detection research embraces interdisciplinary science

Meet two of the latest Primer Awardees and find out why forensic science and nanomaterials are, in fact, ideal backgrounds for cancer research

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NHS England change of chief executive – what does it mean for cancer?

Our chief executive, Michelle Mitchell, reflects on his cancer legacy and the challenges still facing Amanda Pritchard as she steps into the role.

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Innovative cancer spinouts: 3 new projects get green light

The spin out companies are engineering viruses to seek and destroy cancer cells and using bacteria to break down the physical defences of tumours.

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On your marks, get set… start-up!

Explore three of the latest companies to come out of one of our entrepreneurial programmes.

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