Category Archives: Cancer Research

Decade of funding by Caring Cancer Trust

Cervical Cancer A decade of non-animal tested cancer research funding by Caring Cancer Trust for the University of Manchester Viral Oncology Laboratories was celebrated at a recent University Philanthropy Circle inauguration.  Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice Chancellor of the University, is pictured with the Charity Chairman Chris Ody and Hon. Secretary Ian MacWatt.…
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New Research targets Cancer Prevention

The global pharmaceutical industry is worth trillions and spends billions on research to find successful cancer treatments that can be patented and marketed. Unfortunately, the general research impetus sponsored by the pharma industry is not to find preventative drugs for pre-cancerous states, but rather to find curative drugs for cancers that are already active in patients. The reason for this is that it is far cheaper…
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Immunotherapy News

A new immunotherapy, (CAR-T) treatment has been developed for advanced leukaemia in children and young adults where prior standard treatment has failed. Dr. Tim Cripe, a specialist oncologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, described the experimental therapy CTL019 produced by Swiss pharma company Novartis as “the most exciting thing I’ve seen in my lifetime.”…
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DNA testing possibility for all cancer patients

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer has called for automatic DNA tests for cancer patients by the NHS within the next five years. This would bring DNA genome screening, (WGS), into line with current standard NHS blood tests and biopsies. Her recommendations follow a recent report by the UK Genetic Testing Network. Doctors…
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