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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, view content posted on our social media channels, sign up to one of our newsletters or visit our press release archive to view a list of our press releases. We also have dedicated pages for news about ICR research announced at the ASCO and NCRI conferences as well as for news concerning the MR Linac

News

Adding chemotherapy to radiotherapy for bladder cancer shows benefits for patients 21
Jan
2020

Data from a clinical trial which assessed the benefits of adding chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer has shown that this treatment can be given without substantially impacting subsequent health related quality of life. Find out more

Cancers engaged in evolutionary arms race with immune system 16
Jan
2020

Aggressive, highly mutated cancers evolve escape routes in response to immune attacks in an ‘evolutionary arms race’ between cancer and the immune system, a new study reports. Find out more

The ICR responds to decision by NICE not to recommend pembrolizumab as first-line treatment for advanced head and neck cancer 15
Jan
2020

The ICR has criticised the decision by NICE not to recommend the immunotherapy, pembrolizumab, as a first-line treatment for patients with advanced head and neck cancer and is calling for an urgent reassessment of the evidence for the drug’s benefit. Find out more

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Features

Scientific achievements of 2019 09
Dec
2019

We've selected a range of discoveries from 2018/19 – chosen because they illustrate the quality and breadth of our basic, translational and clinical research and our ambitions under the ICR's research strategy. Find out more

How ICR researchers are leading the way in breast cancer research 23
Oct
2019

In Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rose Wu looks at some of the recent research breakthroughs by breast cancer researchers at the ICR Find out more

Beating melanoma with drug discovery, immunotherapy and cutting-edge science 10
Sep
2019

Henry French introduces some of our research into melanoma, one of the UK’s most common cancers. Find out more

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