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Explore the revolutionary science that is transforming cancer care.

Created by the Science Museum Group with support from expert partner Cancer Research UK, this world-first exhibition explores how, at a pivotal moment when one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, more of us than ever before are living longer and better with the disease and beyond.

From busting myths about the causes of cancer and revealing how the disease isn’t unique to humans, to exploring how the latest cancer science, early detection technologies and immunotherapies are advancing cancer care today, the exhibition demonstrates how far we have come in prevention, detection and treatment, and highlights the important challenges that are still to be solved.

Find out how cancer has been treated over the centuries, from high-risk surgeries to the discovery of the first chemotherapy drugs. Discover the stories of people living with, treating, and affected by cancer today, and how researchers, clinicians, policymakers and patients are fuelling progress in a powerful expression of shared hope.

Recommended for ages 8+.

This exhibition was made possible by funding from Cancer Research UK, Pfizer, QIAGEN and Redx Pharma Plc. Following its run in Manchester, Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope will tour to the Science Museum in London in 2022.

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