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Early-onset cancer: why are more young adults being diagnosed?

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

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Chemo before surgery helps stop colon cancer coming back

Giving colon cancer patients chemotherapy before surgery cuts their risk of the disease coming back, according to a trial we funded.

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120 years of Cancer Research UK: how science transformed survival rates

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Generations of scientists have dedicated their lives to understanding and treating cancer, often funded by us at Cancer Research UK, a charity that has spent more than a century driving progress for patients.

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The future of research: meet three of our scientists working on TRACERx

We chatted to three researchers working on TRACERx, Dr Emilia Lim, Dr William Hill and Emma Colliver about their work, what a day in their lives looks like, and how their paths have led to where they are today. 

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A radical project: video game design meets cancer research

The same techniques that make video games so popular can help us treat cancer. Owen Harris, designer of a new VR tool for studying tumours, tells us how.

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Why do non-smokers face delays in getting a lung cancer diagnosis?

Up to 14% of people with lung cancer in the UK have never smoked. New research funded by us reveals why non-smokers face delays in getting diagnosed with lung cancer

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Cancer research could revive the UK’s ailing public finances

When the economy faces a slump, investing in research becomes an urgent priority, writes Dr Ian Walker, our executive director of policy, information and communications.

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Repurposing radiotherapy drugs could give immunotherapy a boost

Researchers in Southampton have found a way to improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy in cancers that are resistant by repurposing existing drugs

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TRACERx EVO, a new programme to transform lung cancer research

Today, we’ve announced TRACERx EVO, a new programme that builds on the discoveries made in the world’s largest long-term lung study, TRACERx. 

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The Nobel Prize winner helping us treat children’s cancers

Professor Carolyn Bertozzi won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She’s using all she’s learned to create better treatments for solid tumours in children.

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