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Research And Trials

Bowel cancer 'chemo swap' shrinks tumours, making surgery safer and easier

Giving some bowel cancer patients six weeks of chemotherapy before surgery can significantly shrink their tumour, making it easier to remove and potentially reducing the...

Small study suggests contraceptive IUDs may delay womb cancer

Contraceptive intrauterine devices may be effective at treating early-stage cancers of the endometrium, a small clinical trial in Italy suggests.

Breast cancer prevention study reaches 2,000 participants mark, but more still needed

The number of women who have volunteered to take part in a Cancer Research UK breast cancer prevention study called IBIS-II has reached 2,000 but more volunteers are...

Report reveals how government cuts could impact charity funded research

FUTURE cuts by the government could undermine research funded by charities, leaving them no choice but to make difficult decisions about the studies they fund, according...

Experts call for breast cancer trials aimed at younger patients

A lack of clinical trials aimed specifically at younger breast cancer patients could be partly to blame for their poorer survival rates.

Diabetes treatment doubles skin cancer drug's effectiveness

Combining the experimental drug Avastin (bevacizumab) with the diabetes drug Metformin almost doubles its ability to reduce skin cancer growth, according to a study in...

Major new network for UK cancer research announced

Funding for a major network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) for the UK has been announced today at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer...

Experimental combination therapy trial for breast cancer patients no longer responding to treatment

Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) has joined forces with academia and industry to trial an experimental drug from AstraZeneca called AZD4547 in...

Study sheds light on protein's ability to kill rogue cells

Scientists have shown how perforin kills rogue cells in the body by punching holes in them so that toxic enzymes can enter and destroy them.

Ten Cancer Research UK scientists become EMBO elect

TEN Cancer Research UK funded scientists have been elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) - a prestigious body which recognises and promotes...