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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. 

For more information you can always contact our media team, or visit our press release archive to view a list of our press releases. 

News

Scientists find previously unknown survival signals that can keep cancer cells alive 30
Jan
2015

Scientists have discovered that a key cancer protein can promote the survival of cancer cells – even when targeted by drugs designed to block its main function. Find out more

‘Bad’ genetic changes outweigh ‘good’ for blood cancer patients 28
Jan
2015

Patients with myeloma whose cancer cells carry genetic changes associated with both good and bad prognosis have outcomes similar to those with bad risk changes alone, a new ICR study reports. Find out more

Cancer drugs should be licensed on smaller trials to cut prices 24
Jan
2015

Earlier licensing could speed progress and reduce drug costs, global experts say. Find out more

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Features

Using sound waves to zap away cancer 27
Jan
2015

Ultrasound can be used to supply focused energy in the form of heat in a technique called high-intensity focused ultrasound. The energy from this technique can be focused and used to selectively target tumour tissue. Find out more

Using micro-RNAs in cancer research: little strands of genetic material with big promise 21
Jan
2015

After the human genome project was completed, many people were surprised to learn that 98% of genome did not code for any functional genes. However, this ‘junk DNA’ holds surprising secrets, and is actually a hub of crucial gene-controlling activity. Find out more

Our most read news stories of 2014 24
Dec
2014

It’s been a very busy year here at the ICR. Here are the ten ICR news stories that have proved most popular with readers over the past 12 months. Find out more

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