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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

News digest – brain tumour awards, CAR T cell therapy, NHS ‘fast-tracking’ drugs and NICE decisions

In the news this week: new CAR T cell therapy available on the NHS and our Brain Tumour awards provides funding for three new teams.

Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

'The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell'. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK's new brain tumour funding.

NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

NICE U-turn opens up new treatment option for some adults with leukaemia

Patients living with a specific type of leukaemia will have access to a new immunotherapy treatment on the NHS in England.

Tesco launches Dance Beats fundraiser with three leading UK health charities

Tesco has launched Dance Beats to support the life-changing work of its three national health charity partners.

Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here's how scientists uncovered the link.

Cancer Research UK announces new chief medical officer for the Centre for Drug Development

Professor Peter Johnson will be the new chief medical officer for Cancer Research UK’s Centre for Drug Development.

Glioblastoma and children’s brain tumours: teams awarded £18 million Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Awards

Three research teams have been awarded a combined total of £18 million to break new ground in the way we understand brain tumours and how they develop.

The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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