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

This entry is part 5 of 5 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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Why haven’t we cured cancer?

This entry is part 4 of 5 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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‘From virtual reality tumours to cutting-edge treatments’: what to expect from the Cancer Revolution exhibition

This entry is part 3 of 5 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 5 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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Stem cell research: meet the scientist growing ‘mini guts’ in her lab

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Vivian Li, group leader of the stem cell and cancer biology lab at the Francis Crick Institute, talks tumours and how she aims to target them.

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