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The ICR’s 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

Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment 22
Jul
2014

Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and help avoid amputation, a new study reports. Find out more

Scientists map one of most important proteins in life – and cancer 20
Jul
2014

Research carried out at the ICR has revealed the structure of one of the most important and complicated proteins in cell division – a fundamental process the development of cancer. Find out more

ICR launches new website to showcase its world-class research 16
Jul
2014

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, today launches a sophisticated new website designed to use news and multimedia to provide the public with a window onto its world-leading cancer research. Find out more

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Features

Darwinian evolution: from dinosaurs to cancer drug resistance 15
Jul
2014

Birds evolving from dinosaurs, fish emerging from the sea, and hominids adopting an upright posture – all are iconic examples of evolution. On the surface they don’t have a great deal to do with cancer, but the process underlying them both — natural selection — is identical. Find out more

The story of abiraterone 11
May
2014

Abiraterone is one of the ICR’s biggest success stories: the first treatment shown to be effective in men with advanced prostate cancer. But it took almost 20-years of hard work to take the drug from an initial idea to the clinic, where it now transforms the lives of more than 25,000 patients every year. Find out more

Functional imaging: providing direction in the fight against cancer 11
Mar
2014

People have been exploring with the help of magnetic fields ever since the twelfth century, when explorers first started using compasses to guide ships on cloudy nights. Find out more

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