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Drug Resistance

Stem cell step forward in cancer treatment

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new technique for transplanting stem cells into patients which could improve treatments for advanced leukaemia and lymphoma...

Cancer Research UK scientists discover pattern of genetic faults to predict cancer drug success

A pattern of genetic defects in tumours could indicate whether ovarian cancer patients will respond to common chemotherapy drugs before treatment starts, reveals a Cancer...

Yeast 'DNA damage sensor' provides chemotherapy resistance clue

Cancer Research UK scientists have been part of an international collaboration that has revealed the structure of a protein found in simple yeast cells and shown how it...

Scientists crack the code to tamoxifen resistance

Scientists crack the code to tamoxifen resistance

Newcastle scientist tells Minister of new cancer hope

Understanding how prostate cancers become resistant to treatment should bring about a new breed of potent anti-cancer drugs, a leading Cancer Research UK scientist will...

Unstable chromosomes cause resistance to cancer drugs

Cancer Research UK scientists have made an important step towards developing personalised bowel cancer treatment by identifying which tumours are more likely to become...

Tamoxifen resistance may be reversible

Resistance to breast cancer drug tamoxifen could be reversed by adding a simple chemical to the drug, say researchers.

Scientists discover how to beat resistance to standard leukaemia drug

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have revealed a technique to kill chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) cells that have stopped...

UK study uncovers clue to cancer drug resistance

A new study jointly funded by Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Cancer Research UK has revealed how cancer cells carrying a faulty gene can become resistant to treatment.

Evolving ovarian cancer cells 'dodge' treatment with chemotherapy

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that the commonest type of ovarian cancer evolves at a startling rate, which may allow cancer cells to 'dodge' the current...