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Stopping cancer’s scrum for survival

Category: Science blog September 25, 2015

Our scientists have discovered that similar to a rugby maul, cancer cells can ward off tumour-killing immune cells through an important cellular signal.

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80p of every £1 you give us is used to beat cancer: why The Sun’s article on our spending is plain wrong

Category: Science blog September 24, 2015

Our response to misleading claims in the media about how we spend the money we raise

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Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

Category: Science blog September 21, 2015

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Our milestones

We look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone – a vital step in the drug’s development

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News digest – Government backs cancer plan, 3D-printed rib cage, ‘robot tadpole’ and…Mediterranean diet?

Category: Science blog September 19, 2015

Government signals backing for cancer plan, patient receives a 3D-printed rib cage, the ‘robot tadpole’ and what’s the deal with the Mediterranean diet?

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Expert Opinion – treating cancer by exploiting how its DNA is repaired

Category: Science blog September 18, 2015

We spoke to two of our own experts about how they’re targeting fundamental repair processes in our cells to tip cancer cells over the edge.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Peter Johnson on cancer immunotherapy

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015

We quiz our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, to get his take on the history of cancer immunotherapy and where the field is heading.

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Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015

A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer chemo.

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