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Celebrating a lifetime in cancer biology, an early diagnosis champion, and our leaders of tomorrow: the 2018 CRUK Research Prizes

We’ve awarded our annual research prizes at the NCRI Conference in Glasgow. Find out who won our Future Leaders, Jane Wardle, and Lifetime Achievement prizes.

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Targeted drug could slow progression of ovarian cancer in women with faulty BRCA gene

A drug could help slow the progression of some advanced ovarian cancers and extend the time that patients show no signs of disease, according to new research.

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Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

This entry is part 7 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

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Scientists exploit leaks in blood brain barrier to treat glioblastoma

An ovarian cancer drug can leak through the blood brain barrier to reach brain tumours and could be an effective treatment for glioblastoma.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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Targeted drug helps keep some advanced ovarian cancers at bay

Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.

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Rucaparib: targeting DNA repair and a patient’s perspective

Our scientists have been at the forefront of PARP inhibitor research and development. Here we share the story of rucaparib.

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Reviewing our year

Read about some of the progress we’ve made over the last financial year and about some of the big themes from the year.

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Blood test could help personalise treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a blood test that could help doctors select the best treatment for men with aggressive prostate cancer.

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