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We have recently provided funding to the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) to help support their ground-breaking breast cancer research programme. The ICR is one of the world’s most influential research organisations. They are the world leaders in identifying cancer genes, discovering cancer drugs and developing precision radiotherapy. The ICR relies on support from charities, donors, partner organisations and the general public. It does not receive any government funding. That is why we chose the ICR as the first organisation to receive funding from us.

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February 2017

February 2017: Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, have created a ‘map’ linking the shape of breast cancer cells to the activation of their genes. This could point towards new treatments and help improve the effectiveness of immunotherapies.

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November 2016

A thousand breast and ovarian cancer patients have now benefited from a faster BRCA gene testing process that was developed in the UK and is being adopted around the globe. The new approach was developed by researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the pilot was initially started in 2013.

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September 2016

Scientists at the ICR discovered that non-cancer cells that wrap around blood vessels — called ‘pericytes’ — are helping breast cancer cells enter the bloodstream and spread around the body. The study represents an important step forward in researchers’ understanding of how and why breast cancer spreads.

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September 2016

A blood test that detects when the most common form of breast cancer has become resistant to treatment could double the average time it takes for the disease to progress. A new study conducted by ICR scientists shows the average time it takes the disease to progress increasing from around two and a half to around six months. The test detects low levels of cancer DNA in the blood and can spot women who will respond poorly to current hormonal treatments and who are more likely to benefit from newer drugs.

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August 2016

Scientists at the ICR linked two genes to breast cancer survival after analysing the results of a study of almost 2,000 patients. Testing for these genes could highlight women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers.

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