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A scientist carrying out clinical research in the lab.

Early-onset cancer is a growing problem. Cancer rates in 25 to 49-year-olds increased by 24% from 1995 to 2019, according to our latest data. Early-onset cancer is a growing problem. Cancer rates in 25 to 49-year-olds increased by 24% from 1995 to 2019, according to our latest data.

by Tim Gunn | News | 3 June 2024

3 June 2024

An abstract illustration of a DNA molecule

Researchers from the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team have identified a previously unknown mutational signature in the DNA of kidney cancer across 11 countries Researchers from the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team have identified a previously unknown mutational signature in the DNA of kidney cancer across 11 countries

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 1 May 2024

1 May 2024

That Cancer Conversation in a white speech bubble with a dark blue background

In this episode we speak to Dr Anisha Patel, Dr Anisha Patel, a GP and the author of ‘Everything you hoped you’d never need to know about bowel cancer’. In this episode we speak to Dr Anisha Patel, Dr Anisha Patel, a GP and the author of ‘Everything you hoped you’d never need to know about bowel cancer’.

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 30 April 2024

30 April 2024

This entry is part 17 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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Cancer Grand Challenges gives a record £100m to five cancer research teams

Cancer Grand Challenges has awarded five research teams up to £20m each in its largest ever funding round. They will now take on four of the biggest questions in cancer.   Cancer Grand Challenges has awarded five research teams up to £20m each in its largest ever funding round. They will now take on four of the biggest questions in cancer.  

by Tim Gunn | News, Analysis | 6 March 2024

6 March 2024

A microscope image showing cells affected by Barrett's oesophagus, a precancer that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.   For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 9 February 2024

9 February 2024

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2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

Cancer cells with extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA)

Cancer Grand Challenges team eDyNAmiC has changed our understanding of how oesophageal cancer starts. In some cases, mutations scientists thought were a late effect of the disease could actually be driving it in the first place. The findings could give us a new way to intercept cancer before it becomes dangerous. Cancer Grand Challenges team eDyNAmiC has changed our understanding of how oesophageal cancer starts. In some cases, mutations scientists thought were a late effect of the disease could actually be driving it in the first place. The findings could give us a new way to intercept cancer before it becomes dangerous.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 23 October 2023

23 October 2023

The flags of the UK and France flying side by side

Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) have announced a new scientific partnership to help fund world-class researchers to take on cancer’s toughest challenges Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) have announced a new scientific partnership to help fund world-class researchers to take on cancer’s toughest challenges

by Jacob Smith | News | 27 September 2023

27 September 2023

Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), visited Cancer Research UK today to commemorate the upcoming World Cancer Research Day. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), visited Cancer Research UK today to commemorate the upcoming World Cancer Research Day.

by Jacob Smith | News | 21 September 2023

21 September 2023

Graphic announcing the Cancer Grand Challenges shortlist

The Cancer Grand Challenges shortlist includes 12 teams with the potential to make the progress against cancer that we urgently need. The Cancer Grand Challenges shortlist includes 12 teams with the potential to make the progress against cancer that we urgently need.

by Tim Gunn | News | 5 September 2023

5 September 2023