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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 cancer weak spots for new targeted drugs 24
Feb
2015

Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs. Find out more

Cancer risk linked to DNA ‘wormholes’ 19
Feb
2015

Researchers found that DNA sequences within ‘gene deserts’ – so called because they are completely devoid of genes – can regulate gene activity elsewhere by forming DNA loops across relatively large distances. Find out more

Scan tunes out interference to detect cancer metabolism 13
Feb
2015

A new type of scan uses a clever ‘noise cancelling’ technique to map cancer metabolism inside brain tumours, a new study shows. Find out more

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Features

Why we need more women at the top of science 18
Feb
2015

Despite making up 50% of students and postdoctoral researchers, not enough women progress to senior positions in science. The ICR is striving to ensure all researchers have the same opportunities to develop their scientific careers, regardless of gender. Find out more

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

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