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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

Cancer research technology pioneer fund boosts investment in drugs that block cancer defences 05
May
2016

The Cancer Research Technology (CRT) Pioneer Fund has today (Thursday) announced its investment in research to develop new drugs called heat-shock factor 1 (HSF1) pathway inhibitors, which have the potential to block a protective mechanism used by cancer cells. Find out more

Gruelling cycle ride raises over £190,000 for cancer research 04
May
2016

Tim Morgan has faced an extraordinary challenge this month in a cycle ride pitched as the 'hardest event in the Cycling Weekly Sportive Series' to raise funds for cancer research. His amazing efforts have already raised over £190,000. Find out more

Pioneering cancer researcher takes on charity cycle in memory of his colleague 04
May
2016

Pioneering cancer researcher Professor Richard Marais is taking on a 112-mile cycle challenge to raise funds in memory of Professor Chris Marshall – an outstanding and inspirational scientist whose work led to the development of new cancer treatments. Find out more

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Features

Watch: How cancers turn healthy cells to the ‘dark side’ 14
Apr
2016

Through images and video, we explain new research that shows cancer cells use a mutant gene to coerce neighbouring healthy tissue into helping with the disease’s growth and spread. Find out more

Seeking kinder ways to tackle childhood cancer 24
Mar
2016

Our research could reshape how we treat rhabdomyosarcoma, making huge, long-lasting improvements to young patients’ lives. Liz Burtally finds out how. Find out more

Moving away from the ‘one fraction size fits all' approach to radiotherapy 25
Feb
2016

Researchers are discovering biological markers that can predict the sensitivity of tumours to radiotherapy, with the potential to tailor dosing to individual patients, finds Liz Burtally. Find out more

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