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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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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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Disease in a dish: Mini-gut organoids and the challenges of bowel cancer

Disrupted cell signalling, hijacked stem cells and the power of ‘mini-guts’ – we hear from Dr Vivian Li on the challenges and opportunities of developing colorectal cancer treatments.

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It’s a fair COP: Why our chief clinician went to a climate change summit

Charlie Swanton, our chief clinician, headed to the world’s most important climate change conference to talk about the links between pollution and lung cancer in never smokers…

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Touching a nerve: How neuroscience could advance our understanding of cancer

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.

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Bjorn Saven: “By supporting early career researchers to do their jobs really well, we can help move the world forward”

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.

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“After a fire and a pandemic, it felt amazing to finish my PhD”

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.

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David Dangoor: “Education is a treasure that you give someone and they carry with them all their life”

The businessman, philanthropist and long-standing Cancer Research UK supporter tells us about his family’s latest £1.2m donation.

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