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Unexpected results in cancer drug trial

Cancer Research

Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may result in more rapid cancer progression. The New EPOC study, published in The Lancet Oncology and funded by Cancer Research UK, evaluated whether the drug cetuximab and chemotherapy together worked better ... Read More »

Cancer death rates set for big fall by 2030

The fact that fewer people are smoking is one explanation as to why more people are surviving cancer. Cancer death rates in the UK are set to fall by almost 17% by 2030, experts predict. Better diagnosis and treatment is the main reason for the change, according to the charity Cancer Research UK. But the improved outlook is also said ... Read More »

Edinburgh attracts £250m for research work in single year

A city university has attracted record levels of investment in its work – strengthening its position as Scotland’s leading research institution. New figures show that Edinburgh University was awarded £250 million to fund its pioneering research in 2011-12 – 37 per cent more than the £183m received the previous year. The amount is a record for any Scottish university, beating ... Read More »

Anonymous donation for the University of Southampton

An anonymous donor has gifted more than £20 million pounds to the University of Southampton and Cancer Research UK. The biggest single donation in the Universities history will create a cancer immunology centre in the Hampshire city. Cancer Research UK will put the money towards the “Create the Change Campaign” which is raising funds for the Francis Crick Institute in ... Read More »

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