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The role of the nervous system in cancer progression remains largely unexplored. Now, our researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre are leaning into the unknown to find out how cancer uses nerve cells and networks to survive and grow. The role of the nervous system in cancer progression remains largely unexplored. Now, our researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre are leaning into the unknown to find out how cancer uses nerve cells and networks to survive and grow.

by Joanna Lewin | In depth | 1 December 2021

1 December 2021

We speak with the industrialist, investor and Cancer Research UK supporter about his substantial donation to support our early career researchers… and why he changed his mind about cancer research. We speak with the industrialist, investor and Cancer Research UK supporter about his substantial donation to support our early career researchers… and why he changed his mind about cancer research.

by Joanna Lewin | Interview | 19 November 2021

19 November 2021

As the roof goes on our brand new Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute following a devastating fire in 2017, we hear from one of the PhD students who lived through it. As the roof goes on our brand new Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute following a devastating fire in 2017, we hear from one of the PhD students who lived through it.

by Emily Armstrong | In depth | 1 November 2021

1 November 2021

Elaine with husband Kilian

Elaine Whelan has pledged 10% of her estate to help fuel the research of tomorrow. Here, she tells us why she chose to support our work with a significant gift in her Will. Elaine Whelan has pledged 10% of her estate to help fuel the research of tomorrow. Here, she tells us why she chose to support our work with a significant gift in her Will.

by Michael Geraghty | Interview | 13 October 2021

13 October 2021

As chair of our philanthropic giving circle the Catalyst Club, businessman Simon Collins is helping to unlock transformational funding to support our life-saving research. Meet Simon and learn more about the Catalyst Club, which turns 10 this year. As chair of our philanthropic giving circle the Catalyst Club, businessman Simon Collins is helping to unlock transformational funding to support our life-saving research. Meet Simon and learn more about the Catalyst Club, which turns 10 this year.

by Joanna Lewin | Interview | 6 September 2021

6 September 2021

The director of our Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre walks us through some of his proudest research achievements and how supporters have made them possible. The director of our Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre walks us through some of his proudest research achievements and how supporters have made them possible.

by Joanna Lewin | Interview | 3 June 2021

3 June 2021