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How the NHS could improve cancer survival over the next five years

Category: Science blog March 3, 2015

Last Friday was the deadline to submit evidence to NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce – and we, like many others, put in a response. Read what it included.

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Aiming for the stars? Announcing our plans for a Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog March 2, 2015

Find out about our new Grand Challenge to beat cancer, which we launched at an event in London last week.

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News digest – smoking mortality, tobacco industry tactics, ‘head-transplants’ and more.

Category: Science blog February 28, 2015

New research suggests 2/3 smokers could die from their habit. The tobacco industry fails to overturn anti-tobacco legislation again plus, ‘head-transplants’...

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Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge

Category: Science blog February 26, 2015

We look at fascinating new research from our scientists showing that pancreatic cancer can be split into four different types.

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Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2015

A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeting DNA repair processes.

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Teaching the next generation to crack the enigma of cancer

Category: Science blog February 23, 2015

From the Oscars to code-breaking science – we look at how our researchers are helping school children crack cancer’s DNA secrets using computers.

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News digest – missed NHS targets, DNA ‘wormholes’, debunking ‘miracle foods’ and more

Category: Science blog February 21, 2015

Treatment target times missed, sci-fi sounding research on DNA ‘wormholes’ and a thorough debunking of ‘miracle foods’ (plus an article that ignored thi...

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