Together we will beat cancer


There are around 12,100 people diagnosed with a tumour in the brain or central nervous system (CNS) each year in the UK. Brain and spinal cord tumours can affect children and adults and common symptoms include headaches, feeling or being sick and seizures (fits).

Coronavirus reports – Part 10: “I didn’t see my mum before I went into surgery”

This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we caught up with families who have been affected by children’s and young people’s cancers to find out how COVID-19 has impacted them and their loved ones.

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Can we grow the treatments of tomorrow? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series That Cancer Conversation

Find out how the chemistry inside plants can lead to life-changing drugs and how a cannabis-derived drug is part of a new trial to help people with a type of aggressive brain cancer.

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Scientists developing urine and blood tests to detect brain tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma.

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Transforming optimism: finding new ways to treat rare cancers

We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some patients with secondary CNS lymphoma.

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Cancer blood test uses ‘noise cancellation’ to improve sensitivity

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new way to analyse blood for evidence of cancer that could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods.

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Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

‘The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell’. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK’s new brain tumour funding.

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The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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Glioblastoma and children’s brain tumours: teams awarded £18 million Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Awards

Three research teams have been awarded a combined total of £18 million to break new ground in the way we understand brain tumours and how they develop.

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Gene editing uncovers potential drug targets for aggressive brain tumours

Potential new drug targets for an aggressive type of brain tumour have been uncovered in the lab, thanks to a ‘reverse engineering’ approach using DNA editing.

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

This entry is part 18 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer.

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