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Our researchers have found mutations that make cancers much more likely to respond to immunotherapy. It's a chance to make breakthrough treatments work for many more people. Our researchers have found mutations that make cancers much more likely to respond to immunotherapy. It's a chance to make breakthrough treatments work for many more people.

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 31 January 2024

31 January 2024

Breast cancer cells taken as part of a biopsy shown under the microscope

New research we've funded has found that breast cancers can break down molecules in their support system to use as a source of nutrients. As healthy cells can't use this chemical pathway to make food, it could lead to a new targeted breast cancer treatment. New research we've funded has found that breast cancers can break down molecules in their support system to use as a source of nutrients. As healthy cells can't use this chemical pathway to make food, it could lead to a new targeted breast cancer treatment.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 17 January 2024

17 January 2024

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2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

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In this episode of That Cancer Conversation, we're going to take you into the world of clinical research and walk you through the pathway to give you the full picture of what a clinical trial really involves.  In this episode of That Cancer Conversation, we're going to take you into the world of clinical research and walk you through the pathway to give you the full picture of what a clinical trial really involves. 

by Cancer Research UK | Podcast | 27 November 2023

27 November 2023

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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Each cancer is as unique as the person it affects. By studying patient data, we can target our treatments to people's specific needs. Each cancer is as unique as the person it affects. By studying patient data, we can target our treatments to people's specific needs.

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 21 November 2023

21 November 2023

Cancer cells with extrachromosomal DNA (ecDNA)

Cancer Grand Challenges team eDyNAmiC has changed our understanding of how oesophageal cancer starts. In some cases, mutations scientists thought were a late effect of the disease could actually be driving it in the first place. The findings could give us a new way to intercept cancer before it becomes dangerous. Cancer Grand Challenges team eDyNAmiC has changed our understanding of how oesophageal cancer starts. In some cases, mutations scientists thought were a late effect of the disease could actually be driving it in the first place. The findings could give us a new way to intercept cancer before it becomes dangerous.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 23 October 2023

23 October 2023

Non small cell lung cancer cells stained in pleural effusion sample.

Researchers based at the Francis Crick Institute have published new results from TRACERx, revealing the secrets of how lung cancer can evolve, spread and resist treatment. Researchers based at the Francis Crick Institute have published new results from TRACERx, revealing the secrets of how lung cancer can evolve, spread and resist treatment.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 12 April 2023

12 April 2023

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We're helping treble funding for paediatric Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres, paving the way to more effective and less toxic treatments for children and young people. We're helping treble funding for paediatric Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres, paving the way to more effective and less toxic treatments for children and young people.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 3 April 2023

3 April 2023

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New results from the Cancer Research UK-funded PEACE study have revealed how some skin cancers stop responding to treatment at the end of life. New results from the Cancer Research UK-funded PEACE study have revealed how some skin cancers stop responding to treatment at the end of life.

by Jacob Smith | News | 29 March 2023

29 March 2023

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Time to take on 9 new Cancer Grand Challenges

These are some of the biggest questions in cancer research. Cancer Grand Challenges are looking for research teams that can help answer them. These are some of the biggest questions in cancer research. Cancer Grand Challenges are looking for research teams that can help answer them.

by Tim Gunn | News | 8 March 2023

8 March 2023