Cancer scientist captures moment of metastasis and wins image competition

Cancer scientist captures moment of metastasis and wins image competition

A researcher has been crowned the winner of the annual Science and Medical Image Competition held by The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) for capturing the transformative ‘metastasis’ process of cancer cells infiltrating blood vessels.  The remarkable yet terrifying sight is called ‘extravasation’ where cancer cells move out of a...

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Cancer survival rates increasing

Cancer survival rates increasing

Statistics have shown fifty percent of cancer patients will survive for at least ten years or be cured but researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) are determined to make further progress through their discoveries. The ICR headquarters in Kensington is one of the world’s most influential cancer research...

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Fundraising fancy dress for cancer

Fundraising fancy dress for cancer

A woman who is three quarters through her cancer treatment will be going head-to-toe in fancy dress for her last appointment. All to raise money for The Royal Marsden Hospital who have supported her throughout the course of her treatment. Georgina Swallow, 26, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hogkin’s Lymphoma...

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Sutton to see £30m investment for state-of-the-art Cancer Hub

Sutton to see £30m investment for state-of-the-art Cancer Hub

A multimillion Cancer Hub initiative has secured land in a south London borough, accelerating the UK’s mission to remain a leader in cancer research after leaving the EU. The £30m collaboration between the Institute of Cancer Research and London Borough of Sutton is supported by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation...

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Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Hair loss after Chemotherapy

Perhaps the most well-known side effect of cancer treatment is hair loss. Chemotherapy in particular is most associated with this. Complete hair loss is very rare with other cancer treatments but some drugs can cause hair thinning, depending on not just the type of drug but the amount taken and...

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Research shows cancer is more common than marriage

Research shows cancer is more common than marriage

Developing cancer has proven to be more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests.  In 2014, in the most recent figures available, there were 361,216 cancer diagnoses in the UK, compared to 289,841 marriages, according to an analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support. New cancer cases are...

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Magnetic bacteria deliver drugs to tumors

Magnetic bacteria deliver drugs to tumors

Swarms of magnetic bacteria have been used to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumors without exposing healthy tissue to their toxic effects in a groundbreaking study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Researchers, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), were able to show how bacteria could be...

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Genes linked to cancers affecting the young raises hopes for early detection and treatment

Genes linked to cancers affecting the young raises hopes for early detection and treatment

Researchers have pinpointed several heritable genes that may increase the risk of developing sarcoma cancers. The discovery could facilitate the earlier detection of sarcomas by screening for these genes particularly within families with a cancer history. The genes, when inherited, greatly increase the chance of developing these cancers. This research,...

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Chuka Umunna MP warns black men about increased cancer risk

Chuka Umunna MP warns black men about increased cancer risk

Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Lambeth, has warned that black men are particularly at risk of contracting prostate cancer, pledging his support for Prostate Cancer UK.   According to new research by Prostate Cancer UK, black men face almost double the risk of getting prostate cancer. 1 in 12 black men...

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Scientists combat the ‘survival of the nastiest’ cancers

Scientists combat the ‘survival of the nastiest’ cancers

A new plan to target cancer’s ability to evolve has been announced today and is scheduled to be implemented over the next five years.   Recent research has shown that cancer has the ability to adapt in response to intense treatment.  Resilient tumour cells are able to duplicate themselves and thrive...

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