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We are are helping to end death and disease caused by cancer, saving more lives by detecting early and personalising treatments. The experiences of patients and their families shape every stage of research and of plans for the Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital, as we work together to change the story of cancer.

Cancer isn’t fair – but care should be

04 February 2024

Listening to people's lived experiences is helping to improve the awareness and uptake of cancer care. On World Cancer Day, we take a look at some of the ways researchers are working with communities to ‘close the cancer care gap’.

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Groundbreaking work to beat cancer in spotlight at Cambridge Festival 2024

15 Feb 2024

Cambridge researchers will discuss their pioneering work as part of events focusing on cancer and the University’s work to help end the death and...

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Umaima Ahmad, CEO of 52North

Caring for cancer patients

31 Jan 2024

Meet Umaima Ahmad, co-founder and CEO of a Cambridge spinout that aims to keep chemotherapy patients safe from infection while sparing them...

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Role of inherited genetic variants in rare blood cancer uncovered

17 Jan 2024

Combining three different sources of genetic information has allowed researchers to further understand why only some people with a common mutation go...

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Pill-on-a-thread and capsule sponge

New trial of 'pill-on-a-thread' brings screening for oesophageal cancer closer

09 Jan 2024

A man from Cambridge is the first to join the surveillance part of a clinical trial that could see routine screening for oesophageal cancer...

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Older man skydiving

Ageing: can we add more life to our years?

20 Dec 2023

Research advances at the University of Cambridge mean that the eternal quest to reverse the march of time may soon become a reality.

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The feet of a man suffering from gout.

Cancer drug could hold hope for treating inflammatory diseases including gout and heart diseases

01 Nov 2023

A cancer drug currently in the final stages of clinical trials could offer hope for the treatment of a wide range of inflammatory diseases, including...

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A ball of neuroblastoma cells forming mature nerves after drug treatment

Developing ‘kinder’ treatments for a devastating childhood cancer

20 Sep 2023

Neuroblastomas can be devastating to children and their families and the treatments can be harsh. But thanks to scientists, some tadpoles and a...

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Person having a blood test

Scientists develop test to identify people at risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia and related cancers

24 Aug 2023

The new ‘MN-predict’ platform will allow doctors and scientists to identify those at risk and to design new treatments to prevent them from...

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International collaboration identifies new breast cancer susceptibility genes

17 Aug 2023

A large-scale international collaboration has identified new genes associated with breast cancer that could eventually be included in tests to...

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Professor Charlotte Coles

Radiotherapy boost cuts breast cancer treatment time by at least one week

03 Jul 2023

Treatment times for radiotherapy could be reduced for some early breast cancer patients, according to a trial led by University of Cambridge and The...

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Dr Raj Jena in front of a computer

AI cuts waiting times for cancer patients in NHS first

27 Jun 2023

Artificial intelligence developed by and for the NHS at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge is reducing the amount of time cancer patients wait for...

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Tasmanian Devil

Evolution of two contagious cancers affecting Tasmanian devils underlines unpredictability of disease threat

20 Apr 2023

Scientists have traced the family trees of two transmissible cancers that affect Tasmanian devils and have pinpointed mutations which may drive...

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