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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. 

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News

Effect of combined HRT on breast cancer risk likely to have been underestimated, new study finds 22
Aug
2016

The effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new prospective study published in the British Journal of Cancer. Find out more

Study links two genes to breast cancer survival 17
Aug
2016

Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 patients. Find out more

Research reveals insights into genetics behind common blood cancer 11
Aug
2016

Scientists have identified how an inherited genetic variant, associated with an increased risk of developing the most common type of leukaemia, helps cancer cells survive. Find out more

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Features

Inspired by the Olympics? 22
Aug
2016

If watching the stunning displays of athleticism in the Olympics inspired you to become more physically active, then why not consider becoming part of Team ICR? You could take part in one or more of our exciting sporting challenges — either here in the UK or around the world Find out more

Finding new ways to fight cancer by targeting the stress response 04
Aug
2016

Despite major breakthroughs in creating innovative cancer drugs, there is still an urgent need to explore more treatment options. Liz Burtally finds out how researchers are now looking outside the historical, well-trodden cancer pathways usually targeted by cancer therapeutics. Find out more

Using ultrasound to navigate the path of cancer treatment 28
Jun
2016

Sound waves that the human ear can’t detect help animals create a picture of unfamiliar environments. Now, researchers believe sound waves could be a surprising way of helping us select the best cancer therapy for an individual. Find out more

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