A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.
By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.
Obesity dominates headlines this week and a senior scientist explains his theory on what might cause one type of childhood leukaemia.
Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.
A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.
Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.
By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.
This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.
Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.
This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.