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Clinical Trials

Can pigeons home in on cancer?

We regularly see stories in the media about animals sniffing out their owners’ cancer. And while these stories usually involve dogs, we’ve heard tales of horses, cats and...

Our milestones: How anastrozole became a number one hit

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Our milestones

In this instalment of our Milestones series, we look at Cancer Research UK’s pivotal trials, proving that a...

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from ‘targeted’ drug

A small UK clinical trial has found that a drug developed to target inherited gene faults could benefit some men whose prostate cancer has spread.

World’s largest clinical trial on aspirin to stop cancer returning launches today

The world’s largest ever clinical trial looking at whether taking aspirin stops some of the most common cancers coming back, launches across the UK today.

Blood test could match cancer patients to best treatments

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have developed a blood test that could help pair cancer patients with the most suitable therapy for their disease.

Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Our milestones

In the latest in Our milestones, we look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer...

How we’re building a community to beat oesophageal cancer

“I am the face behind your pipettes.”

These were the words that filled a room of world-leading scientists as Jackie Beaumont, an oesophageal cancer survivor, opened...

Our milestones: Cisplatin – the story of a platinum-selling life-saver

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Our milestones

In the latest in Our Milestones series, we go back to the 1970s to look at how Cancer Research UK scientists...

Aspirin, obesity and inherited bowel cancer – what’s the story?

The potential for aspirin to prevent cancer is an exciting prospect, even if there are still many unknowns.

We’ve written at length about it before, but here’s a...

Aspirin lowers bowel cancer risk in obese people with inherited cancer syndrome

Aspirin can more than halve bowel cancer risk in obese people with Lynch syndrome - an inherited condition linked to an increased risk of cancer.