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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,...

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Alan Ashworth

Professor Alan Ashworth has received an award from the European Society for Medical Oncology to recognise his work to improve the care of breast cancer patients

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...

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.

Common anti-fungal drug found to stop blood vessel growth

A drug commonly used to treat toenail fungus can also block the growth of new blood vessels, researchers have discovered.

Strategy to conquer cancer drug resistance uncovered

US scientists have identified a way in which cancer cells can become resistant to the cancer drug cetuximab (Erbitux), and suggest that treatments that are already...

'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...

Cancer Research UK launches trial to treat brain cancer which has returned

Cancer Research UKїs Drug Development Office has opened a trial of a new combination of drugs for the treatment of patients with brain cancer.

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