Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Our Institute combines basic and clinical research with innovative technologies to address critical questions in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We are a department of the University of Cambridge, core funded by Cancer Research UK.

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    Cambridge cancer specialist to Race for Life

    Institute researcher and oncologist, Dr Sara Lightowlers, is combining PhD study, looking after her two young children, and fitness as she prepares to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Dr Sara Lightowlers, a researcher in the Carroll Group, straps in Saffia, three, and Samir, one, to a running buggy every weekday morning. […]

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    Cambridge researchers receive £4m from Cancer Grand Challenges to take on some of cancer’s toughest challenges

    Photo: Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital It has today been announced that 2 new world-class Cancer Grand Challenges teams are to be co-led from the University of Cambridge, seeking to break down 2 of the toughest challenges in cancer research that continue to slow progress against the disease. Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding platform, […]

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    Tumour ‘signatures’ could allow scientists to provide more accurate treatment for deadliest cancers

    Scientists have found a way to identify and interpret ‘signatures’ that reveal the complex genetic causes of some of the deadliest cancers – which often have a survival rate of less than 10%. The results, published today in Nature, could allow them to develop more accurate treatments and significantly improve survival rates. Currently, scientists use […]

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    Institute Group Leaders awarded promotions by the University

    We are delighted to announce that Florian Markowetz and Nitzan Rosenfeld have been promoted to Professors in the University of Cambridge Senior Academic Promotions. Both have been assigned to the Department of Oncology, where their professorships will take effect from 1 October 2022.

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