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Research And Trials

Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

Gut bacteria might hitch a ride with spreading bowel cancer cells

Bacteria found in certain bowel cancers can also be found inside a small number of tumours that have spread to another part of the body, says new research.

Risk of certain breast cancers coming back remains for at least 20 years after treatment

New research says the risk of a certain type of breast cancer coming back in other parts of the body stays constant for at least 20 years after treatment.

Gut bacteria may influence response to cancer immunotherapy

The type of bacteria in the gut of patients with advanced melanoma may influence their response to a certain type immunotherapy, according to new research.

From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

Safety of gene therapy for brain tumours tested in early trial

Results from a small clinical trial suggest an experimental gene therapy is safe and has potential as a treatment for patients with a type of brain tumour.

Computer programme could predict if immunotherapy will work

Combining information from different cancer scans could offer a way to predict if immunotherapy will work, according to a small unpublished study.

Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

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