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Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

Category: Science blog January 19, 2016

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients’ immune cells to fight cancer.

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Decoding cancer’s secret diary

Category: Science blog January 18, 2016

Cancer Research UK’s Dr Trevor Graham and Dr Andrea Sottoriva discuss their work on the mathematics of how tumours grow and its implications for treatment.

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News digest – moon-shots, Bowie, Rickman, screening updates and… life on Mars?

Category: Science blog January 16, 2016

Obama’s ‘moon-shot’, new changes proposed for bowel and cervical screening and is there life on Mars? Here’s the week’s cancer news.

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Grand Challenge four: how do you tell the lethal cancers from the non-lethal ones?

Category: Science blog January 15, 2016

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We look at the fourth of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts how we can find ways to tell the difference between lethal and non-lethal tumours.

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‘A message of love and support is a beautiful thing’ – Amy’s story

Category: Science blog January 14, 2016

In the run up to World Cancer Day 2016, we caught up with breast cancer survivor, to find out how she was doing, and why she’s supporting World Cancer Day aga...

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How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat

Category: Science blog January 14, 2016

We look at how cuts to local public health budgets are leaving vital Stop Smoking Services under threat.

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The route to ‘precision’ medicine – four key challenges we need to meet

Category: Science blog January 13, 2016

We look at the key themes that emerged from the first ever Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy conference in Paris last year

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