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New insights on self-sampling for cervical cancer screening

Results have revealed that around half of those eligible would prefer self-sampling for cervical screening over being tested by a clinician.

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How we are working with industry to translate research into real benefits for patients 

You may not know that as well as funding cancer research, we also work with industry and academia to develop promising ideas and turn them into real benefit for patients. Find out about Cancer Research Horizons.

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A urine test for bladder cancer: What’s the latest?

Less than a year after The University of Birmingham had partnered with Nonacus to produce a urine test for bladder cancer, the first results are in.

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Detecting multiple cancers with a ‘simple’ blood test: Where are we?

A blood test capable of catching any cancer at an early stage before any symptoms may sound like science fiction but just how close are researchers to making it a reality?

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A new approach to cancer immunotherapy

Forty years ago, hints of a new component of the immune system caused a stir. Here, we chart the story of gamma delta T cells from discovery to clinical trials…

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Piecing together the puzzle: Antibiotics, the microbiome and bowel cancer

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

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International Women’s Day 2022: three women in science share their stories

For International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our incredible researchers about their experiences as women in cancer research and what they think we need to do to secure the next generation of talented scientists.

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Paving the way: How biopsies are offering hope to children with aggressive brain tumours

“Our motivation for studying it is because there haven’t been any new effective treatments for decades.” Overall, survival for children’s…

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Embracing a full spectrum of researchers

For drug discovery scientist Sebastian Greenhough, a late diagnosis of autism made sense of several things – but something it certainly didn’t do was stand in the way of his research

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Advanced MRI could help to differentiate aggressive and slower growing prostate cancer

New research has found that using an advanced MRI technique may enable doctors to pinpoint potentially aggressive or fast-growing cancers and guide treatment pathways.

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