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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

Stained cervical cells viewed under the microscope

22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer. 22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 22 January 2024

22 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

Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working. Cancer Research UK and Children with Cancer UK will co-fund a £5.5 million research programme to advance precision medicine for children and young people whose cancer has returned or whose treatment has stopped working.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 20 November 2023

20 November 2023

Scientist preparing microscope slides with liquid based cytology method for pap smear test. Cervical cancer concept.

A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed a gap in many women’s understanding of HPV (human papillomavirus) and its role in cervical screening. A new study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed a gap in many women’s understanding of HPV (human papillomavirus) and its role in cervical screening.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 25 October 2023

25 October 2023

Lung cancer cells seen through a microscope.
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ASCO 2023 roundup: Blood tests, drugs and exercise

ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients. ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients.

12 June 2023

Breast magnetic resonance image, or MRI. The bright white dot in the larger images is stage one breast cancer.

New research from the ICR is showing us how additional measurements taken by MRI could speed up the development of new drugs that could make chemotherapies more effective New research from the ICR is showing us how additional measurements taken by MRI could speed up the development of new drugs that could make chemotherapies more effective

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 9 May 2023

9 May 2023

In one of their recently published papers, TRACERx researchers may have found a new way to track changes in a tumour and see how likely it is to spread, by looking at blood samples.  In one of their recently published papers, TRACERx researchers may have found a new way to track changes in a tumour and see how likely it is to spread, by looking at blood samples. 

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 1 May 2023

1 May 2023

Headshots of Dame Valerie Beral, Anne Szarewski, Nandita deSouza and Yvonne Barr

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. 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.

by Amy Warnock | In depth | 25 January 2023

25 January 2023

An image of a chest x-ray showing some signs of disease

Up to 14% of people with lung cancer in the UK have never smoked. New research funded by us reveals why non-smokers face delays in getting diagnosed with lung cancer Up to 14% of people with lung cancer in the UK have never smoked. New research funded by us reveals why non-smokers face delays in getting diagnosed with lung cancer

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 25 November 2022

25 November 2022

A bottle containing the HPV vaccine

From strengthening the understanding of the link between HPV and cervical cancer, to working towards reducing cervical cancer to the point where almost no one develops it, our history with this particular disease goes way back. From strengthening the understanding of the link between HPV and cervical cancer, to working towards reducing cervical cancer to the point where almost no one develops it, our history with this particular disease goes way back.

by Lilly Matson | In depth | 21 November 2022

21 November 2022