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A Cancer Research UK-funded researcher in the lab.

We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.   We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.  

by Tim Gunn | News | 10 January 2024

10 January 2024

Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working. Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 20 November 2023

20 November 2023

A 3D illustration of red blood cells inside a vein or artery

New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers. New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 29 June 2023

29 June 2023

An elderly male patient sat on a hospital bed

Ageing is often the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor, overshadowed by preventable risk factors like smoking and obesity. Now, Cancer Grand Challenges are bringing bringing the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor into the spotlight.  Ageing is often the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor, overshadowed by preventable risk factors like smoking and obesity. Now, Cancer Grand Challenges are bringing bringing the ‘forgotten’ cancer risk factor into the spotlight. 

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 29 May 2023

29 May 2023

Concluding our first Teenager and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we look at how longer waiting times are impacting their mental health. Concluding our first Teenager and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we look at how longer waiting times are impacting their mental health.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 27 April 2023

27 April 2023

Becky and Joe with their three children

During Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Becky whose partner Joe died in 2018, leaving her and their three young children to come to terms with his death. During Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Becky whose partner Joe died in 2018, leaving her and their three young children to come to terms with his death.

by Alison Birkett | Personal stories | 21 April 2023

21 April 2023

Lab equipment at our Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre in Southampton
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3 ways we're helping teenagers and young adults with cancer

Teenagers and young adults with cancer have to deal with unique challenges. We're using our expertise to help tackle them. Teenagers and young adults with cancer have to deal with unique challenges. We're using our expertise to help tackle them.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 18 April 2023

18 April 2023

Fatimah, 19, near her home, and Adam, 23, on holiday. They were both diagnosed with cancer in their mid-teens.

For Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we're hearing from four supporters who've faced the unique challenges of teenage cancer. For Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month, we're hearing from four supporters who've faced the unique challenges of teenage cancer.

by Tom Bourton | Personal stories | 6 April 2023

6 April 2023

A scientist handling patient samples at an experimental cancer medicine centre.

We're helping treble funding for paediatric Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres, paving the way to more effective and less toxic treatments for children and young people. We're helping treble funding for paediatric Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres, paving the way to more effective and less toxic treatments for children and young people.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 3 April 2023

3 April 2023

A busy London street.

Cancer rates in adults under 50 have been rising since the 1990s. Our researchers are leading the effort to turn the trend around. Cancer rates in adults under 50 have been rising since the 1990s. Our researchers are leading the effort to turn the trend around.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 24 January 2023

24 January 2023

A photograph of gut bacteria.

Our researchers across the world are investigating a potential link between bowel cancer and the microbiome, and the potential role antibiotics might play. Our researchers across the world are investigating a potential link between bowel cancer and the microbiome, and the potential role antibiotics might play.

by Lilly Matson | In depth | 15 March 2022

15 March 2022