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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

Clinical trial leads the way to side-stepping side effects using state of the art radiotherapy 16
Feb
2020

A major clinical trial has shown that changing the way radiotherapy is delivered could significantly reduce the side effects associated with radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. Find out more

'Genetic rewiring' by a microRNA gene drives cancer’s drug resistance 12
Feb
2020

A tiny molecule of RNA – known as ‘microRNA’ – plays a key role in ‘rewiring’ cancer cells so they can resist the effects of chemotherapy, a new study reveals. The discovery opens up the possibility of creating new cancer drugs that target this microRNA molecule, rather than more conventional treatments that block the action of proteins. Find out more

Cancer vaccine could boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy 07
Feb
2020

Supercharging the mutation rate in cancer cells can create a powerful vaccine that is able to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy, a major new study reports. Find out more

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Features

Cancer close-up – how the latest imaging technology is helping us understand how cancer spreads 18
Feb
2020

Cancer’s ability to move and spread around the body is one of its most dangerous aspects. Science Communications Officer, Graham Shaw, spoke with the ICR’s Professor Chris Bakal to learn how cutting-edge imaging is helping him to look at cancer cells in unprecedented detail to understand how they move. Find out more

The Art of Science – Cutting edge science and captivating images 14
Feb
2020

Researchers from the ICR and The Royal Marsden submitted fantastic images to this year’s ICR Science and Medical Imaging competition, with winning images by PhD student Sumana Shrestha showcasing just how captivating scientific and medical images can be. Find out more

Fit to burst: How cancer-exploding viruses are changing the game 05
Feb
2020

Oncolytic viruses are viruses which can burst cancer cells. In this feature, Joanne Duffy takes a look at what ICR researchers are doing in this realm, and how oncolytic viruses can help us target cancer more effectively. Find out more

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