Breakthrough cancer treatments to target drugs resistance

The first drugs that stop cancer cells resisting treatment could be available within the next decade.

This resistance is the biggest challenge faced by those fighting the disease, with some treatments failing because the deadliest cancer cells adapt and survive.

A new research centre will bring together almost 300 scientists “meeting the challenge of cancer evolution head on”, according to Paul Workman, chief executive of Britain’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).

Prof Workman said: “Cancer’s ability to adapt, evolve and become drug-resistant is the cause of the vast majority of deaths…
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