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Cancer Research Technology, UCL, and Tusk Therapeutics join forces to develop cancer immunotherapies

Cancer Research Technology, Tusk Therapeutics and UCL have signed an agreement to research, develop and commercialise an antibody-based therapeutic.

Women’s cancer rates rising faster than men’s

Cancer rates will climb nearly six times faster in women than in men over the next 20 years, according to the latest figures released today.

New research to act as catalyst to help GPs diagnose cancer

A revolutionary Cancer Research UK-funded project will investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs.

Personalised invite can encourage more people to quit smoking through Stop Smoking Services

Giving smokers personalised information about their risk of ill health can double the chance of them using NHS Stop Smoking Services.

Study establishes new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients

A combination of two chemotherapy drugs should be the new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients who have had surgery surgery to remove their tumour.

Scrambled DNA inside tumours might hinder cancer immunotherapy

Cancer treatments that harness the power of the immune system might be less effective in patients whose tumours carry incorrectly packaged DNA.

Ximbio opens North America office in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ximbio, a non-profit online one-stop-shop for the global life science community to share research resources, has opened its first North American headquarters.

Tobacco control measures found to be cost-effective, says WHO report

A report from the National Cancer Institute in the US and the World Health Organisation has found that tobacco control measures are highly cost-effective.

Gene discovery could shed light on how cancer cells spread

UK scientists have revealed a number of genes that could play a role in how cancer cells spread through the body.

Expert cancer meetings are under growing pressure

The increasing number of patients being discussed at expert cancer meetings means that specialists are under growing pressure.