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A microscope image showing cells affected by Barrett's oesophagus, a precancer that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.   For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 9 February 2024

9 February 2024

Cells with nuclei in blue and mitochondria (energy factories) in green.

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

An image of a capsule sponge, a test for Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer

Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year.  Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year. 

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 11 January 2024

11 January 2024

A Cancer Research UK-funded researcher in the lab.

We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.   We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.  

by Tim Gunn | News | 10 January 2024

10 January 2024

Two researchers smiling as they work together in a lab

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

Antibody

Follow Sophia Karagiannis and James Spicer on an immunological adventure as they develop a ground-breaking new class of drug... Follow Sophia Karagiannis and James Spicer on an immunological adventure as they develop a ground-breaking new class of drug...

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 12 December 2023

12 December 2023

That Cancer Conversation in a white speech bubble with a dark blue background

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 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
the Palace of Westminster

Here are our initial thoughts on what the 2023 autumn statement means for the UK's cancer research environment.   Here are our initial thoughts on what the 2023 autumn statement means for the UK's cancer research environment.  

by Cancer Research UK | News | 22 November 2023

22 November 2023

Two cancer researchers looking at a cell image on screen

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

Microscopic images of pleural fluid cytology of a small cell oat cell carcinoma
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10 ways we’ve influenced progress in lung cancer

From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer. From uncovering some of the causes of lung cancer, through to contributing to drugs used to treat it, here are 10 ways we have worked towards progress in lung cancer.

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 1 November 2023

1 November 2023