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Repurposing radiotherapy drugs could give immunotherapy a boost

Researchers in Southampton have found that a way to improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy in cancers that are resistant by repurposing existing drugs

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TRACERx EVO, a new programme to transform lung cancer research

Today, we’ve announced TRACERx EVO, a new programme that builds on the discoveries made in the world’s largest long-term lung study, TRACERx. 

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Stopping the spread: A revolution in how we think about metastasis

Research from our Cambridge Institute has shown us that metastasis isn’t a process unique to cancer, revolutionising the way we think about cell dissemination. 

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Scientists reveal how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked

A long-term study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked. 

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From smart knives to virtual reality tumours: five innovations in understanding cancer

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

We dive into five innovations from the world’s greatest minds that could transform the way we deal with cancer

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How we can reduce cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease patients by blocking a Hedgehog

If we’re to reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with IBD, we’re going to have to find a more effective treatment. And we may have done just that. 

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How serendipity sent this oncologist in search of a cure for cancer

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Regional Stories

Dr Hugo De La Peña, the face of our latest TV advert, explains how a second chance at life led to a career dedicated to curing cancer.  

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The path to least resistance: How our researchers are outsmarting cancer’s survival skills

Our scientists across the country are working hard to tackle drug resistance – one of cancer’s cruellest curveballs.

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Stem cell research: meet the scientist growing ‘mini guts’ in her lab

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

Vivian Li, group leader of the stem cell and cancer biology lab at the Francis Crick Institute, talks tumours and how she aims to target them.

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Personalised blood test could help predict which lung cancers might return

Our researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that patients who are at a higher risk of their lung cancer returning can be identified by a personalised blood test.

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