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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

Shape-shifting cells can take detours to drive skin cancer metastasis 27
Aug
2015

Scientists have observed malignant melanoma cells shift between forms that each have the ability to invade different tissue types. Find out more

New ‘mutation-tracking’ blood test could predict breast cancer relapse months in advance 26
Aug
2015

Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer to spot patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumours are visible on hospital scans. Find out more

ICR among the world’s most innovative universities in new league tables 21
Aug
2015

The ICR is the joint top institute in the world in the proportion of its academic papers cited in patent applications. Find out more

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Features

Professor Chris Marshall, 1949–2015 11
Aug
2015

Professor Chris Marshall, who has very sadly died aged 66, was an inspirational scientist who will leave a lasting legacy of game-changing discoveries in cancer research and generous support for his younger colleagues. Find out more

Creative types 30
Jul
2015

In the fifth and final essay short-listed for the ICR's Mel Greaves Science Writing Prize 2015, Dr Chris Tape discovers what it's like to communicate science to millions of people. Find out more

Socrates and apoptosis 24
Jul
2015

In the fourth of five articles short-listed for the ICR's Mel Greaves Science Writing Prize 2015, Dr Daniel Nava Rodrigues offers similarities between our bodies and city-states – how are the cells in our bodies policed? Find out more

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