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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

Sleeping cancer cells can ‘wake up’ after decades 28
May
2015

Scientists at the ICR have found genetic evidence that cancer cells can go to sleep – avoiding the effects of treatment – only to ‘wake up’ many years later. Find out more

Scientists identify key to preventing secondary cancers 27
May
2015

Existing class of drugs for osteoporosis could stop the spread of the breast cancer to the bones, the most common site for the disease to spread. Find out more

World first as viral immunotherapy for skin cancer shows patient benefit in Phase III trial 26
May
2015

A genetically engineered herpes virus can halt the progression of skin cancer by killing cancer cells and sparking the immune system into action against tumours, a landmark clinical trial has shown. Find out more

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Features

The ongoing battle with melanoma 13
May
2015

Until recently there were no effective treatments for metastatic melanoma, but in the last decade we have seen a flurry of treatment breakthroughs, and scientists at the ICR have been at the heart of the fight against the disease. Find out more

Using the seeds of cancer to guide treatment strategies 13
Apr
2015

Circulating tumour cells can act as ‘seeds’ – breaking away from the primary tumour and colonising other sites in the body. But they are also becoming an increasingly useful tool in cancer medicine – measuring a patient’s state of disease. Find out more

Physics: unlocking the mysteries of tumours 16
Mar
2015

Research into ionising radiation takes us from the edges of the universe to treatment planning for cancer Find out more

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