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Common anti-inflammatory drug could boost cancer immunotherapy

Widely-used anti-inflammatory drugs make tumours in mice more responsive to treatments that harness the power of the body’s own immune system to tackle cancer, according to research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Cancer Discovery.

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Ovarian cancer screening trial did not save lives

In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in.

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Stressed out – the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy, but at a cost

A group of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are beginning to discover new vulnerabilities in cancer cells, which emerge when they enter ‘survival mode’.

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‘A significant step forwards’ – treating patients with advanced biliary tract cancers

An existing combination of chemotherapy could be used to provide a new option for biliary tract cancer patients.

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Predicting future breast cancer with precision

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

An international team of Cancer Grand Challenges scientists are conducting one biggest studies of its kind to try to predict who will develop invasive breast cancer.

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Meet the teams tackling 5 challenges in children’s and young people’s cancers

Joining forces with Children with Cancer UK, we’re proud to be co-funding the Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Awards.

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How does processed and red meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? Research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Could proton beam therapy improve throat cancer treatment?

The first proton beam therapy clinical trial in the UK is finding out if this innovative new form of radiotherapy can improve throat cancer treatment.

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Gentle regular exercise could reduce the risk of liver cancer in mice

A team of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have been investigating the role of exercise in reducing the risk of liver cancer in mice

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Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

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