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Chemo before surgery helps stop colon cancer coming back

Giving colon cancer patients chemotherapy before surgery cuts their risk of the disease coming back, according to a trial we funded.

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Women in science: Cancer research pioneers – part 1

As our 20th anniversary year draws to a close, we’re celebrating some of the pioneering women who have contributed to impactful cancer research and paved the way for even more.

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Early cancer diagnosis and COVID-19: unpicking the impact of the pandemic

Cancer diagnosis was clearly hit hard by the pandemic, but the data tells a complicated story. What does it mean for the future?

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120 years of Cancer Research UK: how science transformed survival rates

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Generations of scientists have dedicated their lives to understanding and treating cancer, often funded by us at Cancer Research UK, a charity that has spent more than a century driving progress for patients.

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20 years on: how we’ve decreased cancer death rates

Overall, cancer death rates have decreased by 16% in the UK since we were founded. For our 20th anniversary, we’re looking back at the influence and involvement we’ve had in reducing cancer death rates.

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The Taylor Family Foundation gives £2.1m to support head and neck cancer research

The Taylor Family Foundation has donated £2.1m to support the Cancer Research UK PROTIS clinical trial, a study that will…

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The 10-year cancer plan: is improving cancer survival still a priority for this Government?  

Cancer is a fixable problem – but we need the right leadership, a robust plan and sufficient funding, writes Michelle Mitchell, our chief executive officer.

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20 years of Cancer Research UK: Celebrating our research nurses

As part of our 20th anniversary we’re celebrating our research nurses, who play a vital role in making sure patients are safe and cared for in clinical trials.

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First-of-its-kind app for patients on clinical trials being piloted by Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK, in partnership with tech company Stitch, are going live with an app for patients to use whilst participating in a clinical trial.  

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How targeted screening can help the NHS save lives from lung cancer, the UK’s leading cause of cancer death

Finding lung cancer early makes it much easier to treat. Dr Samantha Quaife, an expert in lung screening, explains how it can save lives and fight inequality.

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