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CRIS bladder cancer study among the top four in the world.

CRIS bladder cancer study among the top four in the world.

  A promising study of bladder cancer supported by CRIS Cancer Foundation has been selected as one of the top four worldwide for its quality and relevance by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This wonderful news was received even as Dr. Enrique Grande, Chief of Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Madrid, made a presentation at the 1st Congress of ASCO, the world´s most recognised oncology event.    “Professionally, within oncology, it is

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Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin Cancer Awareness

By Cecilia Linares   During the past 6 weeks we have been enjoying beautiful weather in the UK. It has made us all very happy during lockdown. Staying at home has contributed to decreased stress levels in some aspects. We are eating slowly, homemade food and sun tanning some more. All good news for healthy

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Isolation Story: We Will Get Through It

Isolation Story: We Will Get Through It

Eduardo tells us his family’s story of isolation during his son’s cancer treatment and the impact of it on them.   WIFI, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, you have all the entertainment in the world, all the social networks, all the advantages of being at home and with your family. The comfort of sleeping in your

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CRIS researchers discover new therapy to treat one of the most aggressive breast cancers.

CRIS researchers discover new therapy to treat one of the most aggressive breast cancers.

Advance published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine: The demonstration that an antibody conjugated to a drug, called EV20/MMAF, is effective against HER2-positive breast tumours that have become resistant to different anti-HER2 therapies.   The CRIS research group for breast and ovarian cancer, which CRIS Cancer Foundation has been funding for 7 years, has made a new

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Immunotherapy in the coronavirus era

Immunotherapy in the coronavirus era

By Jesús Sanchez Ruiz PhD, CRIS Project Manager   Immunotherapy has now become a familiar term in any conversation about cancer therapy. In fact, it is one of the lines of research that CRIS has been supporting over a few years in different Units, based in Madrid in the University Hospital 12 de Octubre, the

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Stimulating the immune system

Stimulating the immune system

Is it really possible to strengthen my immune system?    We live in a unique situation these days with social distancing and home confinement increasing our levels of stress and worry. The quality of our sleep is affected, our levels of exercise has decreased and making healthy choices becomes a more complicated task. All this contributes to reducing our natural defences at a time when they are particularly relevant.     Cancer patients are especially vulnerable as both disease and

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The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

  The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help fund cancer research during this crisis. Thousands of cancer diagnoses are being missed each week. Cancer wont stop during the COVID-19 outbreak and neither will we. Investment in medical research is needed more than ever.   Sign

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CRIS  Project Update. Improved treatment for babies with brain tumours

CRIS Project Update. Improved treatment for babies with brain tumours

In the UK, CRIS has been funding the childhood brain cancer project at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), coordinated by Prof. Chris Jones, since 2015.    Now, the ICR team has announced a breakthrough which will change treatment for babies with brain tumours. This team of scientists carried out a large-scale study of 241 infants from around the world diagnosed with glioma

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A CRIS supported investigation into the immune system of immunodeficient and cancer patients infected with COVID-19.

A CRIS supported investigation into the immune system of immunodeficient and cancer patients infected with COVID-19.

The unprecedented health emergency that we are experiencing in the UK and throughout the world requires a response that is unprecedented.   Right now, it is urgent to develop new therapeutic strategies to contain the pandemic and also assist those who are more vulnerable to the disease, such as cancer patients.   In order

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Leading trials against coronavirus

Leading trials against coronavirus

Joaquín Martínez, Head of the CRIS Unit for Haematological Tumours participates in two leading trials against coronavirus.    CRIS Cancer Foundation knows how vital research is to make advances to cure diseases and so is supporting two clinical trials in the fight against coronavirus. We do so by making available the use of the CRIS Haematology Tumour Unit at 12 October University Hospital,

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