As reported by the BBC, the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has announced plans for a new Centre for Drug Discovery based in London.

Bringing together 300 scientists with a range of specialisms, the project intends to develop a new form of cancer treatment with drugs which will respond to the way in which cancer cells evolve and survive. This ability of cancer cells to adapt is a problem with the way in which cancer is currently tackled.

It is hoped that a new approach can be found but new drugs which are currently under development will require years of testing before any fundamental treatment changes are introduced.

The Chief Executive of the ICR, Professor Paul Workman, is quoted as saying that the hope is “to find ways to make cancer a manageable disease in the long term and one that is more often curable, so patients can live longer and with a better quality of life.”

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