Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy. Cancer Research UK's work is entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.

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http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer_Research_UK

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Oncology & Cancer

First-in-human trial for new lung cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Research UK and Vaccitech Oncology Limited (VOLT), today (Wednesday) announce a new partnership to bring a novel immunotherapeutic vaccine strategy to patients with lung cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

'Junk DNA' affects inherited cancer risk

A person's risk of developing cancer is affected by genetic variations in regions of DNA that don't code for proteins, previously dismissed as 'junk DNA', according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

Looking for cancer clues in poo

It's a substance most people try not to think about. But it could be a vital tool when it comes to detecting bowel cancer early.

Oncology & Cancer

Detecting cancer in urine

Feeling anxious around needles is common. The NHS estimates that around one in 10 people experience trypanophobia, a fear of medical procedures that involve needles or injections.

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