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Cancer cells shrink or super-size to survive 25
Jan
2023

Cancer cells can shrink or super-size themselves to survive drug treatment or other challenges within their environment, researchers have discovered. Find out more

Scientists behind breast cancer gene discovery honoured with new plaques 25
Jan
2023

The team of scientists who made a ground-breaking gene discovery which transformed the field of cancer research have been celebrated with the unveiling of two commemorative plaques in London today. The plaques pay homage to the 41 scientists who made the landmark discovery of the BRCA2 cancer gene at the ICR in 1995. Find out more

Targeting cancer-supporting cells boosts immunotherapy in previously insensitive tumours 09
Jan
2023

Removing a single protein from cells that surround tumours can improve the sensitivity of certain cancers to immunotherapy, researchers have found. Find out more

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Features

“A challenge for a challenge”: Meet the cyclists funding our secondary breast cancer research 20
Jan
2023

Cyclist Christine O’Connell set up the One More City campaign shortly before she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2018. She and her teammates are now riding to fund a PhD studentship at The Institute of Cancer Research. Find out more

Scientific achievements of 2022 12
Dec
2022

We have picked 10 exciting scientific discoveries from the past academic year that brilliantly showcase the quality, breadth and strategic impact of our research. Find out more

Capivasertib – a huge success story for UK science 08
Dec
2022

The latest major breakthrough in cancer is a drug called capivasertib, which has shown ‘remarkable’ results against advanced breast cancer in its first phase III trial. Henry French gives an update Find out more

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