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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, media team works to increase the profile of the organisation by showcasing the cutting-edge research carried out by our scientists and development initiatives. 

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News

Cancer patients’ optimism exceeds what phase I trials can deliver 26
Sep
2016

Around half of cancer patients referred for phase I clinical trials thought their tumours would shrink, even after their clinician explained that the trial might not have the desired outcome, a new study reveals. Find out more

New triple therapy could boost treatment and prevent relapse in head and neck cancer 22
Sep
2016

Combining a new targeted drug that blocks one of cancer’s escape routes could boost the effectiveness of combined chemo-radiotherapy for head and neck cancers and stop cells becoming resistant to treatment. Find out more

New ‘ecosystem’ test strongly predicts ovarian cancer survival 19
Sep
2016

Assessing the cell ‘ecosystems’ at sites where ovarian cancer has spread round the body strongly predicts the chances of surviving from the disease, a new study reports. Find out more

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Features

Inspired by the Olympics? 22
Aug
2016

If watching the stunning displays of athleticism in the Olympics inspired you to become more physically active, then why not consider becoming part of Team ICR? You could take part in one or more of our exciting sporting challenges — either here in the UK or around the world Find out more

Finding new ways to fight cancer by targeting the stress response 04
Aug
2016

Despite major breakthroughs in creating innovative cancer drugs, there is still an urgent need to explore more treatment options. Liz Burtally finds out how researchers are now looking outside the historical, well-trodden cancer pathways usually targeted by cancer therapeutics. Find out more

Using ultrasound to navigate the path of cancer treatment 28
Jun
2016

Sound waves that the human ear can’t detect help animals create a picture of unfamiliar environments. Now, researchers believe sound waves could be a surprising way of helping us select the best cancer therapy for an individual. Find out more

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