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Sleeping Beauty reveals childhood brain tumour’s secrets

Category: Science Blog January 17, 2014

Researchers are using a technique called Sleeping Beauty to probe the genetic faults that drive medulloblastoma, the most common type of childhood brain tumour.

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Research saves lives – just ask Eileen, and many thousands like her

Category: Science Blog December 18, 2013

As we launch our new TV ad, bowel cancer survivor Eileen explains how research saved her life and shares her story.

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Reading the code: Professor Tony Kouzarides

Category: Science Blog October 25, 2013

The lab of Cancer Research UK scientist Professor Tony Kouzarides focuses on how genes get turned on and off – we explore his work and how it links to cancer.

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DNA untwister is a new tumour suppressor

Category: Science Blog October 10, 2013

Our researchers are looking at the links between tangled DNA and cancer – find out how a DNA detangling molecule could protect against tumours.

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Doing the twist on damaged DNA – Simon Boulton wins the Paul Marks cancer research prize

Category: Science Blog September 23, 2013

Cancer Research UK scientist Dr Simon Boulton has won a prestigious award for his research – we chatted with him about his current work and future goals.

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Proton therapy is coming to the UK, but what does it mean for patients?

Category: Science Blog September 16, 2013

Radiotherapy is a vital cancer treatment and proton beam therapy could help deliver radiotherapy in a more precise way – find out more about the benefits.

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Miracle cancer cures? Ask for evidence

Category: Science Blog September 13, 2013

We’ve all seen those headlines reporting a new cure for cancer, but do you know fact from fiction and how to ask for evidence?

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