From cancer diagnosis to London Marathon mission – Harry’s story
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As a fit and healthy former firefighter, Harry Hall didn’t think there was anything to worry about when he developed a lump in his neck. But after his wife persuaded him to go to the doctors, tests diagnosed Harry with tongue cancer. Here, Harry explains why he wants to raise funds to support our vital research by running the London Marathon ..read more
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Celebrating the ICR’s discoveries… from the thymus gland to molecular medicine
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We've launched a new project looking at the ICR’s greatest ever discoveries. Here we give more detail about some of our biggest achievements, how the discoveries were made, and why they have made such an impact on cancer research ..read more
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Ride announced in memory of Hairy Biker Dave Myers to support The Institute of Cancer Research
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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is honoured to be a beneficiary of a motorbike ride in tribute to Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers. The ride will take place on Saturday 8 June 2024 ..read more
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Scientists find new ways to convert inhibitors into degraders, paving the way for future drug discoveries
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1w ago
Researchers have discovered ways to convert inhibitor-style targeted cancer drugs into small molecules known as degraders, which help destroy cancer-promoting proteins in cells ..read more
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Location of cancer’s growth affects treatment effectiveness
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1w ago
A new study by scientists at the ICR, showed that mice with melanoma responded differently to a viral therapy depending on where in the body their tumours developed ..read more
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Making a difference for people with myeloma
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3w ago
Our scientists are developing new ways of diagnosing and treating diverse types of blood cancers, including myeloma, which develops in the bone marrow and accounts for 15 per cent of blood cancers. This International Myeloma Action Day, we share the stories of three people who were diagnosed with the disease ..read more
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Research uncovers how to target ‘sleeping’ breast cancer cells and prevent relapse
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3w ago
Scientists have discovered how breast cancer cells can ‘hibernate’ to avoid treatment and ‘wake up’ years later – causing a relapse that is more difficult to treat ..read more
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Cancer charity founder and cancer genetics pioneer honoured at ICR graduation ceremony
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The ICR honoured the founder of CRIS Cancer Foundation, Lola Manterola, and cancer genetics researcher, Professor Sir Bruce Ponder, with honorary degrees at their annual graduation and awards ceremony ..read more
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Statement in response to the Government's decision to increase the Cancer Drugs Fund
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Our Interim Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman, comments on the Government's decision to increase the Cancer Drugs Fund from £200m a year to £280m a year ..read more
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“I’ve been given a second chance” – Mark’s story
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Mark was diagnosed with kidney cancer in April 2021. After surgery to remove the tumour and affected kidney, he was initially told there was no evidence that the disease had spread. However, a biopsy of the tumour showed it was an aggressive type of cancer, prone to returning ..read more
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