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In memory of Dame Deborah James

Last night, Dame Deborah James’s family announced that she passed away peacefully at home, after living with bowel cancer since 2016.

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How erectile dysfunction drugs could be the key to overcoming treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Researchers have found a drug that targets the tumour microenvironment that could improve treatment for certain cancers. But it might not be the kind of drug you expect. 

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Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 1: what makes a grand challenge?

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

Today, Cancer Grand Challenges announced four new teams that have each received £20 million in funding to take on the biggest challenges in cancer research

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Girls Aloud members to join forces to raise money in Sarah Harding’s honour

The member of Girls Aloud are joining forces with us for a special ‘Race for Life for Sarah’, raising money for vital breast cancer research in honour of their much-loved bandmate.  

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New study supports extending cervical screening intervals for people who test negative for HPV

A new study confirms that offering cervical screening using HPV testing effectively prevents cervical cancer without the need for as regular screening

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NHS ‘understaffed and underequipped’ to tackle cancer, say 3 in 4 people

A new poll, carried out by YouGov, has revealed that three quarters of the UK public think the NHS is understaffed and underequipped to tackle cancer

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The path to least resistance: How our researchers are outsmarting cancer’s survival skills

Our scientists across the country are working hard to tackle drug resistance – one of cancer’s cruellest curveballs.

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Dame Deborah James: why do deeply personal stories resonate with us so much?

Since she was diagnosed in 2016, Dame Deborah James has brought bowel cancer into the spotlight, encouraged people to be aware of the symptoms and seek help if they notice them. 

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NICE doesn’t recommend ibrutinib drug for those with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia

Ibrutinib, a drug used to treat Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia, is not being recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in England

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‘From virtual reality tumours to cutting-edge treatments’: what to expect from the Cancer Revolution exhibition

This entry is part 3 of 0 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

A new exhibition shows the strides scientists have made to unravel the complexities of cancer – and explores what the future holds

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