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New drug targeting high-risk children’s cancer is ready for trials

A new drug that has passed safety tests in adults is likely to be effective against the aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

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Transatlantic scientific partnership to connect world researchers in quest to solve cancer’s toughest problems

Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute, are uniting to define a new era in cancer research and discovery.

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The power of philanthropy: TRACERx

In the first of a new blog series on the power of philanthropy, we look at TRACERx – the first longitudinal, large-scale study of lung cancer evolution.

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Never too late to quit: protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer.

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Secrets of lung cancer spread found in patients’ blood and biopsies

Three studies from Cancer Research UK’s TRACERx project reveal early signs that lung cancer may spread and become untreatable.

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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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Mapping oesophageal cancer genes leads to new drug targets

Mutations that cause oesophageal adenocarcinoma have been mapped in unprecedented detail – more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials.

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Cancer Research UK, the Francis Crick Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb join forces to map out lung cancer immunology

This collaboration will help develop a ‘rule book’ to guide precision combination immunotherapies and to speed up the development of new lung cancer treatments.

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Screening scans ‘could cut lung cancer deaths’

Introducing lung screening for people at high risk of lung cancer could reduce deaths from the disease, according to new unpublished research.

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Teamwork between cells fuels aggressive childhood brain tumour

Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain.

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