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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.
Since the 1970s, 30,000 deaths have been avoided thanks in part to the progress we’ve made in diagnosing and treating children’s and young people’s cancers.
We hear from two Cancer Research UK scientists, Ashley Nicholls and Jessica Taylor, about their interesting career changes.
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.
Cancer Research UK is collaborating with Aleta Biotherapeutics (Aleta) to trial a new therapy that ‘reboots’ a treatment for some people with blood cancer whose cancer starts to come back.
Cancer Research UK’s spin-out, GammaDelta Therapeutics, has been given approval to trial its unique T-cell therapy in the US.
Scientists are developing a new drug for treating acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a type of blood cancer that affects around 3,100 people in the UK each year.
New research shows a type of aggressive blood cancer could be made more sensitive to chemotherapy using an antibiotic currently available to treat diarrhoea.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved a new chemotherapy-free treatment option for some adults with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
A new combination of targeted treatments will now be available for some adults with leukaemia on the NHS in England.