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Cancer patient-derived organoids from Japan’s Fukushima Medical University have become the latest technology to be made available via CancerTools.org Cancer patient-derived organoids from Japan’s Fukushima Medical University have become the latest technology to be made available via CancerTools.org

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 19 June 2023

19 June 2023

Bowel cancer cells under the microscope

FOCUS4 was a large-scale trial investigating new treatments in people with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. Running it may not have been without its challenges, but the learnings it provided us with are invaluable if we're to run trials like it again.  FOCUS4 was a large-scale trial investigating new treatments in people with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer. Running it may not have been without its challenges, but the learnings it provided us with are invaluable if we're to run trials like it again. 

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 25 April 2023

25 April 2023

Eithne Costello

Professor Eithne Costello on the challenges of ambitious trials, the evolution of early detection as a field in its own right and why a guiding framework is all important. Professor Eithne Costello on the challenges of ambitious trials, the evolution of early detection as a field in its own right and why a guiding framework is all important.

by Phil Prime | Interview | 12 November 2021

12 November 2021

Scientists from the University of Glasgow are developing new ways to predict who will respond to drugs targeting damaged DNA in pancreatic cancer.  Scientists from the University of Glasgow are developing new ways to predict who will respond to drugs targeting damaged DNA in pancreatic cancer. 

by Cancer Research UK | News | 12 October 2020

12 October 2020

The idea of taking a small vial of blood and being able to detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages is an attractive one. The idea of taking a small vial of blood and being able to detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages is an attractive one.

by Angharad Kolator Baldwin | Analysis | 4 December 2019

4 December 2019

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Detecting cancer early
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We speak to our scientists who are developing urine tests that aim to detect bladder and pancreatic cancer earlier. We speak to our scientists who are developing urine tests that aim to detect bladder and pancreatic cancer earlier.

by Gabriella Beer | Analysis | 21 November 2019

21 November 2019

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Detecting cancer early
Barrett's oesophagus tissue sample

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer. Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

by Carl Alexander | Analysis | 28 March 2019

28 March 2019

This entry is part 25 of 30 in the series Science Snaps
An electron microscopy image of a breast cancer cell
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Our scientists have found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases, each with a different risk of coming back or spreading. Our scientists have found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases, each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 13 March 2019

13 March 2019

A scientist analysing DNA in the lab

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing. We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

by Daimona Kounde | Analysis | 21 January 2019

21 January 2019

Blood test

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening. Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 6 December 2018

6 December 2018

blood samples

A '10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. But while science behind the headlines is exciting, but it's a long way from being used to diagnose cancer. A '10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. But while science behind the headlines is exciting, but it's a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 5 December 2018

5 December 2018