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News digest – GcMAF, hijacking immune cells, manipulation of blood vessels and… nose-to-tail eating?

Category: Science blog October 22, 2016 1 comment

GcMAF still being sold as a ‘cancer cure’; most countries get more calories from alcohol than sugary drinks; hijacking immune cells; manipulation of blood v...

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The perfect match: making breast cancer treatment more personal

Category: Science blog October 21, 2016 2 comments

In the fourth of our series of posts for Stand Up To Cancer, we focus on a clinical trial that’s finding faulty genes to improve breast cancer treatment.

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Science Snaps: leukaemia cells are born to run

Category: Science blog October 20, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Science Snaps

For this edition of Science Snaps we peer inside some bones, investigating how leukaemia cells get around and dodge treatment.

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Seeing past cancer’s invisibility cloak

Category: Science blog October 20, 2016 0 comments

Find out how our researchers are trying to reveal cancer cells for what they really are. All with the help of Stand Up To Cancer.

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Science Snaps: how knowing the shape of cancer cells could improve treatments

Category: Science blog October 19, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Science Snaps

We step behind the microscope to look at research into shape-shifting cancer cells that’s funded by Stand Up To Cancer.

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How a little known organ could protect people who’ve had stem cell transplants

Category: Science blog October 18, 2016 0 comments

Our Stand Up To Cancer-funded researchers in Birmingham are turning their immune cell knowledge into ways to tackle infection after treatment.

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A new era for pancreatic cancer: The Dream Team

Category: Science blog October 17, 2016 2 comments

We catch up with Professor Gerard Evan, a cancer genetics expert in Cambridge, to hear about his Stand Up To Cancer-funded work on pancreatic cancer.

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News digest – barriers to seeing the GP, soaring annual cancer cases, further worrying obesity findings, taxing sugary drinks and… turkeys?

Category: Science blog October 15, 2016 1 comment

Annual cancer cases are rising in the UK; new barriers to seeing the GP identified; encouraging results from immunotherapy trials; taxing sugary drinks, and cou...

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Why has science seemingly changed its mind on night shifts and breast cancer?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2016 3 comments

New research has a possible answer to a long-standing question over whether working night shifts increases the risk of breast cancer.

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Cancer waiting times: what’s causing the delays?

Category: Science blog October 13, 2016 4 comments

A key cancer waiting time target has been missed again in England, we investigate why.

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