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Cancer Research Technology, The ICR and ZoBio BV sign deal to develop cancer drugs

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) have signed a deal with Dutch drug discovery company, ZoBio BV, to discover and develop drugs...

Gene could predict breast cancer patients' response to tamoxifen

Scientists have identified a gene which could help predict whether a breast cancer patient will respond to taking tamoxifen.

Faulty enzyme linked to certain brain tumours

US scientists have discovered that a faulty enzyme may contribute to the formation of some malignant brain tumours.

Glowing cells guide ovarian cancer surgery

Dutch surgeons have performed the first ever surgical procedures on ovarian cancer patients using new technology that illuminates ovarian cancer cells, making it easier to...

Cancer Research UK and CRT sign deal with Centella Therapeutics, inc to launch clinical development of radiotherapy-enhancing drug

Cancer Research UK and Cancer Research Technology, the charity's development and commercialisation arm, have partnered with Centella Therapeutics, Inc. of Palo Alto,...

Cardiff scientists take on leukaemia with drugs personalised to individual patients

Cardiff scientists are treating leukaemia by trialling new drugs tailored to individual patientsї genetic make-up.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Alan Ashworth

Leading scientist Professor Alan Ashworth has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in recognition of his work to...

Gene could be important drug target for children's brain tumour

Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to more effective treatments for a form of childhood brain cancer called paediatric high grade glioma

Drug boosts survival when breast cancer spreads to brain

Treatment with lapatinib could extend survival in women with Her2-positive breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to research published today in the British...

'Skills Swap' to exploit expertise for patient benefit

Cancer Research Technology (CRT) and Medical Research Council Technology (MRCT) will 'swap' medical discoveries to accelerate the translation of early scientific research...

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