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May 02, 2015

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8:00 AM | News digest – exercise and bowel cancer, ‘DNA-detecting toothbrush’, the ‘test’ that isn’t a test and more
Keeping active among bowel cancer patients, misleading reports of a ‘DNA-detecting toothbrush’, plus hype around another non-existent ‘test’ for cancer.

May 01, 2015

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2:58 PM | Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials
Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue new you to tell all.

April 29, 2015

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5:37 PM | Our milestones: the discovery of the NRAS signalling gene
We go back to the 1980s, and the crucial discovery of a fundamental cancer gene by our researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research
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1:59 PM | Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care
Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

April 27, 2015

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10:58 AM | Alternative therapies: what’s the harm?
We often see stories in the media about cancer patients who have chosen alternative treatments, either alongside or instead of conventional treatment. Every cancer patient has the right to decide what, if any, line of treatment they wish to pursue. But we believe it’s vital that people make fully informed decisions based on genuine evidence […]

April 25, 2015

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8:00 AM | News digest – new immunotherapy results, ‘personalised vaccines’, an ‘injectable lab’ and more
New immunotherapy results from a big US conference, another first step towards ‘personalised cancer vaccines’, plus what’s an ‘injectable lab’?

April 24, 2015

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2:45 PM | Election 2015: what are the parties from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland saying about cancer?
We've been looking at the party manifestos from the devolved nations - here's what's being said about cancer, health and research.
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12:03 PM | Health apps: a note of caution
We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

April 20, 2015

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4:48 PM | An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers
We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’, yet receiving nothing in return. At least one of these fraudsters is using the email address ukcancerresearchcentre @ gmail.com and claiming to be based at 407 St John Street, London, which is the address of our London office. We […]

April 18, 2015

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8:00 AM | News digest – cancer’s family tree, a melanoma ‘safe haven’, misleading reports about a blood test and more
Our scientists are penning the first pages of the evolutionary rule book of cancer, in fascinating new research published this week. Here’s our press release, and this blog post digs deeper into the study and what the research could lead to for patients. We jointly launched a new £5m project with the Medical Research Council, […]

April 17, 2015

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3:27 PM | Another one of those ‘simple blood tests’ you’re always reading about
Headlines today are heralding a new “simple blood test”, claiming it can predict if a woman will develop breast cancer - but it's too good to be true.
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2:28 PM | Election 2015: what are the parties saying about cancer?
We open up the various political party manifestos and see what they are saying about cancer and research.

April 16, 2015

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4:54 PM | TRAIL and error – flipping cancer’s self-destruct switch
We explore new research showing how particular genetic faults inside cancer cells can subvert a self-destruct switch and instead encourage cancer to spread.

April 15, 2015

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6:00 PM | From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer
Our scientists are piecing together cancer's family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in the future.

April 13, 2015

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4:13 PM | Science Snaps: exposing melanoma’s ‘safe haven’ to help tackle drug resistance
We explore new research showing how healthy cells surrounding a melanoma may help the cancer cells become resistant to targeted cancer drugs.

April 11, 2015

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8:00 AM | News digest – pensioners’ risk of melanoma, mimicking blood vessels, clam cancer and more
Package holiday boom and increased skin cancer rates, breast cancer cells may mimic blood vessels to spread and clams can catch cancer from clams.
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