Seven of the most promising new approaches in cancer treatment

Dr. Angela Kukula, no rx the ICR’s Director of Enterprise, was asked at a recent conference to give a rundown of innovative science in action — and where it will deliver real progress in our efforts to defeat cancer. Here, Dr Eva Sharpe reports on the seven areas she highlighted.

I recently attended a talk by Dr Angela Kukula, Director of Enterprise here at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, which rather neatly set out some of the most exciting ways in which we’re seeking to make progress against cancer. She was speaking at an Inside Government policy forum on the future of cancer research and the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Dr. Kukula started by emphasizing the major changes there have been in cancer treatment in recent years — with the move from broad-action chemotherapy to precision medicines targeted at particular molecular defects in cancer cells.

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