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Introducing our new arrivals

Science Blog September 12, 2013

We welcome the latest group of scientists who’ve just been awarded funding from Cancer Research UK.

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A home from home – how cancer cells spread to new organs

Science Blog June 4, 2013

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentIn our previous post in this series, we talked about how the tumour microenvironment helps tumour cells...

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I want to break free – the microenvironment and metastasis

Science Blog February 11, 2013

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentNo man is an island, and the same can be said of tumour cells. Previous posts in our ‘microenvironment...

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Feeling the heat – the link between inflammation and cancer

Science Blog February 1, 2013

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentRegular readers will know that the infrastructure supporting a tumour – its ‘microenvironment’ –...

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The queen in the hive – scientists find more evidence for cancer stem cells

Science Blog August 3, 2012

Biology has its share of contentious issues, and the existence of cancer ‘stem cells’ – treatment-resistant cells at the heart of a tumour – is certain...

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Hedgehogs, flies and skin cancer – the story of vismodegib

Science Blog June 7, 2012

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Our milestones

Professor Phil Ingham’s research in fruit flies and fish evolved into a drug to treat patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.

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Expert Opinion: Dr Gareth Veal – getting chemo right for kids

Science Blog December 15, 2011

When it came to avoiding extremes, Goldilocks knew what she was doing as she plumped for the perfect porridge. In fact, her skill in finding the happy medium wa...

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