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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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Targeted breast cancer drug – olaparib – given green light by EU 16

European Medicines Agency approves olaparib for women with BRCA-mutant breast cancer – 15 months after licensing in the US. Find out more

Cancers ‘change spots’ to avoid immunotherapy 15

Cancers can make themselves harder for new immunotherapies to see by ‘changing their spots’ – and switching off a key molecule on the surface of cells that is otherwise recognised by treatment. Find out more

Three-pronged attack can overcome drug resistance in bowel cancer 25

Researchers at the ICR show that triple drug combinations could prevent resistance in many cancer types. Find out more

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Capturing cancer on the move – ICR photography competition showcases stunning images of tumour cells in action 15

Every year our researchers submit outstanding pictures to our Science and Medical Imaging Competition – telling a story about our pioneering work and its benefits for patients. Check out the fantastic images selected by our judges, and this year voted for by the public. Find out more

Revolutionising the way we view childhood leukaemia 02

For decades, research at the ICR has transformed our understanding of childhood leukaemia and how it is treated. Now, research from Professor Sir Mel Greaves, Director of our Centre for Evolution and Cancer, could once more revolutionise the way we view the disease. Find out more

HIFU: using ultrasound to heat and destroy tumours 17

Ultrasound has been used to detect cancer inside the body for over 70 years. But what if it could be used to treat cancer too? Conor McKeever, our Science Communications Officer, introduces an exciting technology developed by ICR scientists that does just that. Find out more

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