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Friday 20th April 2018

UK to align with EU clinical trial rules after Brexit

News report The UK will align as closely as possible with EU rules on clinical trials following Brexit, the Government has said.  It wasn’t clear how clinical research would be regulated when the UK leaves the EU. This led to concerns that the development of new treatments through clinical trials, including cancer drugs, could be harmed and patient access to trials reduced.  “It’s now v...

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Bringing early detection leaders together to drive progress globally

Research Feature   We’re boosting our support for early detection research by investing up to £40 million over the next five years to build an alliance of outstanding UK and US centres. As part of our strategy to see 3 in 4 patients surviving cancer by 2034, we're launching the International Cancer Early Detection (ICED) Alliance to accelerate research in this innovative field by uniting wo...

Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’

Science blog This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Science Surgery Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. If you have a question that you’d like us to answer, send it to us using the email address at the bottom of this post. Diane asked: “Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?” The short answer to this question is ‘yes.’ So why don’t w...

Monday 16th April 2018

Two Global Cancer Leaders Announce Ambitious Strategic Alliance

Press release Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest fundraising medical research charity, and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, are launching an ambitious new international alliance to speed the pace of progress against cancer. The overarching goal of the alliance is to stimu...

Saturday 14th April 2018

News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

Science blog Our scientists made headlines this week after discovering that kidney cancer evolves in 3 main ways. In the future this knowledge could help doctors better predict how a person’s disease will progress, and highlights new treatment opportunities. Our blog post has more on the findings. We published a new report su

Friday 13th April 2018

Unclear if cancer test funding is being used as intended

News report NHS funding designed to improve cancer early diagnosis might not be reaching the right services, according to a new report. The report highlights how variable the use of diagnostic testing is in different parts of England, and suggests funding might have been spent elsewhere in the NHS.  Sara Bainbridge, lead author of the report and from Cancer Research UK, said: “We want fundin...

Thursday 12th April 2018

Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Science blog There’s more to history than an interesting story. Studying the past allows us to learn from it, and understand what the future may hold. The same is true of cancer. By studying the disease’s past, scientists hope to predict the path that cancers may take in patients in the future. And this could help edge us towards more personalised treatment. For lung cancer, that tantalisin...

Saturday 7th April 2018

News digest: Sugar tax, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’, high-tech MRI and…cancer’s genetic roots?

Science blog A ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks came into force on Friday. Manufacturers will have to pay up to 24p per litre extra for drinks with high levels of added sugar. Campaigners hope it will reduce obesity levels and improve health in the UK. Our news report has more on the story, which was picked up by Mirror,

Friday 6th April 2018

5 ways research can help prevent cancer

Science blog We recently published landmark research showing how lifestyle can influence our risk of cancer, and what factors could help prevent it. We found that around 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by things like not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, enjoying the sun safely and cutting back on alcohol. But there are more sides to cancer prevention research than just smoking and obe...

Thursday 5th April 2018

Soft drinks sugar tax to tackle obesity ‘has already had an effect’

News report A ‘sugar tax’ on drinks has come into force today. The Soft Drinks Industry Levy charges manufacturers based on the amount of sugar added to beverages. Campaigners hope it will reduce obesity levels and improve health. Malcolm Clark, policy manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “Even before its formal introduction the levy has already had a significant effect, encouraging many ...

Friday 30th March 2018

News digest – cutting chemo, ovarian cancer drug, Scottish waiting times, and… a new human organ?

Science blog Chemotherapy courses after surgery could be halved for some colon cancer patients, according to a new study. We reported on results showing that 3 months of chemo is as effective as 6 months for some patients, and came with fewer side effects. The Independent also

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 3 – oncologists

Science blog This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy So far in this new 3-part series we’ve heard from Kim, a therapy radiographer who is helping run one of our clinical trials, and Cora, who took part in the research. In the final instalment, we hear from Dr Omar Al-Salihi, an oncologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, who is treating patients in t...

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Colon cancer chemo could be halved after surgery

News report Chemotherapy courses after surgery could be cut in half for some colon cancer patients, according to a new global study.   Patients with colon cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes (stage 3) usually get six months of chemotherapy after surgery.  But researchers found that shortening treatment to three months did not affect the rate at which cancers returned for many patients....

Gender Pay Gap Statement

Press release In response to Government requirements for all companies with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap data, Cancer Research UK today published its gender pay report: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/our-organisation/equality-dive... Sir Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK said “Our gender pay gap is mainly driven by only having 68% of women in more senio...

Building a world-class research environment: how we’re prioritising equality, diversity and inclusion

Research Feature At Cancer Research UK, we support a thriving network of talented researchers. To foster an environment that supports innovation and creativity we are prioritising equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), making sure that regardless of background or circumstance we are supporting the best people and ideas. Here you can learn about the changes that we’re making to help support ...

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 2 – clinical trial patients

Science blog This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Radiotherapy In part 1 of this blog series we heard from Kim, a therapeutic radiographer who is helping run one of our clinical trials. In this instalment, one of the patients who took part in this trial, Cora Gillies, tells us her first-hand experience of what it was like to be involved. After over 30 years’ teaching I decided to retire...

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 2 – clinical trial participants

Science blog This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Radiotherapy In part 1 of this blog series we heard from Kim, a therapy radiographer who is helping run one of our clinical trials. In this instalment one of the patients who took part in this trial, Cora Gillies, tells us her first-hand experience of what it was like to be involved. After over 30 years’ teaching I decided to retire in J...

Monday 26th March 2018

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 1 – therapeutic radiographers

Science blog This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Radiotherapy Kim Meeking has been treating people with cancer for 15 years. She’s a therapeutic radiographer, working at University Hospital Southampton, and here she shares what her job involves, and why she loves it. What is a therapeutic radiographer? There are two types of radiographers working in hospitals: therapeutic and diagnostic. ...

The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 1 – therapy radiographers

Science blog This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Radiotherapy Kim Meeking has been treating people with cancer for 15 years. She’s a therapeutic radiographer, working at University Hospital Southampton, and here she shares what her job involves, and why she loves it. What is a therapeutic radiographer? There are two types of radiographers working in hospitals: therapeutic and diagnostic. ...

Saturday 24th March 2018

News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

Science blog Our new figures confirm 4 in 10 cancer cases could be prevented each year in the UK, largely through lifestyle changes. Smoking and obesity are the major culprits,  read more in this blog post. The

Thursday 22nd March 2018

New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Science blog Causes of cancer can be placed into two rough camps: things we can control, and others that we can’t. The latter includes things like random changes to our genes as we get older, or those that are passed down through families. By their nature, there’s not much we can do about these risks. But for the many causes we do have some control over, such as smoking, there’s a potenti...

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Prostate MRI scans could help some men avoid invasive biopsy

News report More than a quarter of men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid invasive biopsies if they’re offered an MRI scan first, a new international study suggests. Men with suspected prostate cancer are normally offered an ultrasound-guided biopsy (also called a TRUS biopsy), which involves taking small samples of tissue from the prostate and analysing them for cancer. But scien

Monday 19th March 2018

Cancer Research UK becomes one of the first major charities to pay all interns

Press release Cancer Research UK today announced that from June 2018 all its internships will be paid – making it one of the first major UK charities to abolish unpaid internships. “This is a complex issue but we felt it was the right time to tackle it. It is not right that those who can’t afford to intern unpaid should be excluded from gaining essential experience in an organisation lik...

Saturday 17th March 2018

News digest – daily junk food ads, gene ‘treasure troves’, NHS cookery classes and… child vapers?

Science blog Teenagers exposed to daily junk food ads are twice as likely to be obese, according to a new report we released. It also found that teens from poorer backgrounds were affected the most, being much more likely to remember seeing junk food ads. We’re calling for a ban on junk food TV ads before 9pm, as our press release explains. The news was picked up by The Sun,

Friday 16th March 2018

Cancer Alliances are the backbone of NHS cancer care. They’re about to say what staff they need

Science blog England’s cancer strategy set out bold ambitions to save thousands more lives each year by 2020 through preventing more cancers, diagnosing cancer earlier and modernising treatments. To help achieve this, NHS England established 16 Cancer Alliances, bringing together NHS staff from diagnosis to treatment to improve local cancer care. Alliances are the backbone of cancer care and ...


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