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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

New role uncovered for ‘oldest’ tumour suppressor gene 26
Mar
2015

A new function has been found for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered. Find out more

Using multiple imaging measures could improve prostate cancer diagnosis 25
Mar
2015

Combining a variety of different imaging parameters could be more accurate at diagnosing prostate cancer than an experienced radiologist. Find out more

Detecting cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure 23
Mar
2015

A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumours into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows. Find out more

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Features

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

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

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