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Life beyond cancer: Improving the long term side effects for children and young people with brain cancer

We spoke to Dr Debbie Hicks about what is being done to understand and minimise the impact of long-term side effects for children and young people with medulloblastoma.

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Scientists reveal how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked

A long-term study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked. 

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The link between Down syndrome and childhood leukaemia

In 1930, it was discovered that children with Down syndrome are at a greater risk of developing certain types of leukaemia, but much of our understanding of this link remains a mystery.

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From smart knives to virtual reality tumours: five innovations in understanding cancer

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

We dive into five innovations from the world’s greatest minds that could transform the way we deal with cancer

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How we can reduce cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease patients by blocking a Hedgehog

If we’re to reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with IBD, we’re going to have to find a more effective treatment. And we may have done just that. 

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How serendipity sent this oncologist in search of a cure for cancer

Dr Hugo De La Peña, the face of our latest TV advert, explains how a second chance at life led to a career dedicated to curing cancer.  

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A Cancer Revolution: What the experts think of the new Science Museum exhibition

We spoke to Dr Vivian Li and Rupal Mistry about their thoughts on the Cancer Revolution exhibition at the Science Museum.

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Closing the gap: How new screening interventions could reduce inequalities in bowel cancer outcomes

When it comes to diagnosing cancers early, screening is our best available tool. Cancer screening involves testing for early signs…

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‘Normal’ cells and ‘cancer’s surprising circular DNA’: Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

We’re unpacking two recently funded Cancer Grand Challenges, and introducing the global, multidisciplinary teams taking them on.

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Why haven’t we cured cancer?

This entry is part 4 of 6 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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