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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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Mustard gas – from the Great War to frontline chemotherapy

Category: Science Blog August 27, 2014

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Our milestones

From the Great War trenches to the frontline against cancer, mustard gas has come a long way, thanks to the outstanding research of chemist Alexander Haddow.

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Building the evidence for innovative radiotherapy

Category: Science Blog August 26, 2014

A look at a Government announcement to help fund some of our radiotherapy trials

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News digest – ‘top four’ death rates drop, Bob Marley, Botox and more

Category: Science Blog August 23, 2014

Falling death rates for the top four cancer killers, new research on the skin cancer that killed Bob Marley and could Botox be used to treat stomach cancer?

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science Blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

Category: Science Blog August 20, 2014

Our researchers in Manchester are using the power of DNA technology to study the genetic faults in the rare type of melanoma that killed Bob Marley.

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How a microscopic ‘pump’ could get drugs into cancer cells

Category: Science Blog August 19, 2014

We explore a new US study that could be used to help spot where tumours are in the body and deliver drugs to cancer cells more efficiently.

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