Cancer

Starving cancer cells of specific nutrients can slow tumour growth and sharpen the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy – now, startup Faeth Therapeutics is creating precision diets which can enhance cancer treatments. We spoke with Professor Oliver Maddocks to find out how the startup came about, and how hacking cancer metabolism with diet could help
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This article follows on from part one of the women in science pioneers series, in which we celebrate women who have contributed to impactful discoveries in the field of cancer research. In this second article, we’re celebrating some more pioneering women who have helped to improve outcomes for people with cancer and paved the way
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©Shutterstock/William Perugini We monitor cancer statistics to better understand the disease. They show us the progress we’ve made to help more people survive cancer, and they help us focus our work to keep that progress going. But progress isn’t always linear. Sometimes the statistics reveal unexpected challenges, like the rising number of cancer cases in
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The beginning of 2023 has brought exciting news for the lymphedema community. The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA), first introduced as a bill in Congress in 2010, was finally passed into law on December 23, 2022. This landmark legislation will result in Medicare coverage for lymphedema compression supplies starting January 1, 2024. Why is the LTA
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A slight change to the way doctors give chemotherapy could help thousands of people with colon cancer. ©Patrick Harrison 2019 “Timing is everything when it comes to treating colon cancer,” says Matthew Seymour, Professor of Gastrointestinal Cancer Research at the University of Leeds. He knows that’s much more than just a phrase. Seymour helped run
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We’re investing £37.5 million over the next five years to fund seven UK clinical trials units (CTUs). From October 2023 the funding will enable clinical teams to deliver innovative and high impact research that improves the care and outcomes for people affected by cancer across the UK and globally. The units will be in the
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As genetic screening becomes routine for cancer detection and treatment, we need to ensure this can be delivered at scale and quickly within a national health system. Here, Don White takes us through this challenge and looks at the success of CRUK’s Stratified Medicine Programme 2… It’s clear genomics will be at the heart of
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Bob Riter I’d like to give myself a magic wand at this time of the year to grant wishes to those affected by cancer. This was a wish list I put together in 2015, yet it is still relevant. Maybe this will be the year my wishes come true! Here are my wishes for the
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This year we have seen three different Prime Ministers and UK governments. Amongst the political turbulence, we’ve accomplished a lot in cancer policy and campaigning in all four nations of the UK and globally. From research and prevention to diagnosis, we’ve been advocating for change to beat cancer. Here are some highlights. A group of
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This year, we’ve been celebrating our 20th anniversary. And as part of that, we’re looking back at the influence and involvement we’ve had in reducing cancer death rates. Since we were founded in February 2002, we’ve invested £5.4 billion into life-changing research. And that’s translated into some incredible results. Overall, cancer death rates have decreased
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The path to policy change is rarely straightforward. The UK Government’s decision last week to further delay (until October 2025) implementing legislation to restrict junk food advertising on TV and online is just the most recent example. That doesn’t stop this particular setback hurting – as it slows down vital progress towards reducing the number
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The Antibody Alliance Laboratory – a collaboration between Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca – combines academic rigour with agile bioengineering to push forward antibody discovery projects. Here we explore how the partnership is enabling one researcher’s career long mission to better the lives of childhood brain cancer patients… The course of Richard Gilbertson’s career was
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The holidays can be very stressful – particularly when you are already dealing with a cancer diagnosis or are the caregiver for someone with cancer.  Perhaps you know someone in such a situation. Whether they are a family member, good friend, or just the woman down the street you always pass when walking the dog,
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Our 20th anniversary year has been about much more than looking back. 2022 has been full of research and advances that are worth celebrating in themselves.  Read on to find out what our scientists have been working on this year, and to learn more about the people that make their discoveries possible. A tumour model
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Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK Flashback to February 4th, the start of Cancer Research UK’s 20th anniversary year. The then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, declared a ‘War on Cancer’, committing to publish a 10-year plan, which promised to
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Loren (left) and Dinny (right), who both lost their voices during their cancer treatment Human beings face many of their worst demons by expressing their emotions and sharing their experiences with others. For most patients, speaking out about a cancer diagnosis and voicing worries, fears, highs and lows, is an important way of dealing with
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