Posts

March 28, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – Angelina Jolie, pesticides, liver cancer, and more
We've digested all the week's key cancer-related headlines. You can read them here.

March 27, 2015

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6:36 PM | ‘It’s really difficult to be a polymath’ – Sir Paul Nurse on multidisciplinary research
We talked to Sir Paul Nurse about his role spearheading one of the UK’s most exciting ventures into modern multidisciplinary research.
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9:38 AM | Obesity and cancer – three things the Government should do
It's not just about lifestyle choices - the government should play a role in combating obesity - which is linked to several types of cancer

March 26, 2015

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9:00 AM | Cancer drugs: ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ – Laura’s story
Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Laura Ashurst, shares why she campaigns for the Government to make effective drugs available for all patients who need them.

March 24, 2015

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3:33 PM | From Branch to Bedside – standing up to inherited bowel cancer
We take a look at a Stand Up To Cancer-funded bowel cancer clinical trial testing the potential to prevent the disease in people with Lynch Syndrome.
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1:01 PM | Our Milestones: A recipe for success – the birth of combination chemotherapy
In the latest Our Milestones series post, we look at the role we played in the advent of a 1970s cancer treatment revolution: combination chemotherapy.

March 23, 2015

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1:00 PM | The youngest cancer researcher? – Oscar’s story
Oscar Sawyer is on his way to become a promising young researcher after suggesting a clever idea to tackle cancer.

March 21, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – Google draws some pictures, misleading smartwatch claims, obesity and more
Google files a patent for a theoretical cancer cell-killing wristband, a misleading article on smartwatches, plus obesity and cancer risk in women.

March 20, 2015

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3:52 PM | The challenges of diagnosing cancers earlier: a GP’s perspective
A GP shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of diagnosing cancer earlier.

March 19, 2015

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5:15 PM | The importance of diagnosing cancers earlier – the patients’ perspective
We speak to four cancer patients about their experience of being diagnosed, and why diagnosing more cancers earlier is an important priority.

March 18, 2015

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1:20 PM | Science Snaps: the art and science of cancer, the universe and everything
A new exhibition at the Cambridge Science Festival showcases artworks inspired by the work of Cancer Research UK scientists

March 17, 2015

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6:28 PM | 13 things that shaped our campaign for standardised cigarette packaging
After last week's success, we look back on the ups and downs of our campaign to see plain, standardised packaging for tobacco introduced in the UK.
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12:38 PM | Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle
We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer - but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

March 14, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – standard packs are ‘go’, immunotherapy advances, risk-reducing surgery, and more
MPs vote to introduce standardised tobacco packaging, plus fascinating new research on immunotherapies, and two stories of cancer risk-reducing surgery.

March 12, 2015

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9:00 AM | Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer
Our researchers are investigating the genetic 'patchwork' underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective treatments in the future.

March 11, 2015

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9:00 AM | National No Smoking Day: Gower’s story
It's National No Smoking Day, so we talked to one of our Campaign Ambassador's, Gower Tan, about what motivated him to quit.

March 10, 2015

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2:09 PM | Visions for the future: Quitting smoking
We took a look at some interesting potential future ways to quit smoking. Exploring everything from a nicotine vaccine to virtual reality therapy.

March 08, 2015

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9:00 AM | From speed-dating to success – the first year of our Women of Influence initiative
To mark this year's International Women's Day, we caught up with two people taking part in our Women of Influence initiative to see how they're getting on.

March 07, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – Ireland: ‘yes’ to standard packs, ‘normal’ prostate cells not so normal, plums and more
Ireland 1st in Europe to vote ‘yes’ on standard tobacco packs, how ‘normal’ prostate cells might not be so normal, and what’s the deal with this new plum?

March 06, 2015

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12:17 PM | Tackling tobacco use on all fronts
From 'Power Walls' to local decisions, we look at two new reports helping to build crucial bits of evidence for a comprehensive UK tobacco control strategy.

March 05, 2015

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6:01 PM | The cheek of it – how you could help beat blood cancer
Find out about blood stem cell donation, how you could get involved and even help save someone's life

March 04, 2015

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5:27 PM | Hide and seek: tracing prostate cancer’s origins
We explore new research from our scientists showing that seemingly ‘normal’ prostate cells may carry important genetic faults commonly found in tumours.
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11:01 AM | Diagnosing cancer early – how far have we come?
Five years ago we measured the size of the early diagnosis prize - now we provide an update on the research looking to help diagnose more cancers earlier.

March 03, 2015

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5:59 PM | How the NHS could improve cancer survival over the next five years
Last Friday was the deadline to submit evidence to NHS England's Cancer Taskforce – and we, like many others, put in a response. Read what it included.

March 02, 2015

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5:26 PM | Aiming for the stars? Announcing our plans for a Grand Challenge
Find out about our new Grand Challenge to beat cancer, which we launched at an event in London last week.

February 28, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – smoking mortality, tobacco industry tactics, ‘head-transplants’ and more.
New research suggests 2/3 smokers could die from their habit. The tobacco industry fails to overturn anti-tobacco legislation again plus, ‘head-transplants’?
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