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Research And Trials

Possible target for treating breast cancer that’s spread to brain found in mice

A molecule that could help tackle a certain type of breast cancer after it has spread to the brain has been identified in mice, according to a new study.

Report reveals benefits of EU-UK medical research partnerships

A new report reveals that partnerships between UK and EU medical researchers have increased the value of research, benefiting patients across Europe

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 4

We speak to Jane Hair, a biobanker involved in the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 2

We speak to Susie Brown, Trial Coordinator on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 1

We speak to Cindy Billingham, lead statistician on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

Scientists to test Zika virus on brain tumours

In a revolutionary first, Cancer Research UK-funded scientists will test whether the Zika virus can destroy brain tumour cells.

Drug improves survival of patients with rare cancer by almost a quarter

Patients who take capecitabine after surgery for bile duct cancer live for almost a year and a half longer than those not given the drug.

This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer

An experimental blood test could offer a way to detect early signs that patients’ lung cancers will return after treatment.

Tracing genetic chaos in 100 lung cancer patients could help predict survival

By tracing genetic chaos over time our scientists may have found a way to help predict lung cancer survival.

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