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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Drug Resistance

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...

Toxin found to inhibit 'survival proteins' in cancer cells

A modified version of a toxin used to control fish populations might be able to block drug resistance in cancer cells.

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...

New type of stem cell found in prostate

US scientists have discovered a new type of stem cell in the prostate tissue of adult mice.

Discovery 'significant step' in understanding leukaemia drug resistance

Scientists have pinpointed an enzyme responsible for breaking down and inactivating a key childhood leukaemia drug, which could help to explain why around 20 per cent of...

Protein may provide target for new breast cancer therapies

Scientists at Imperial College London have identified a protein that appears to be involved in the development of drug resistance in breast cancer.

New cancer imaging technique uses vitamin C to detect more aggressive tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new imaging technique that uses vitamin C to detect cancers likely to be more aggressive or resistant to treatment.