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News digest – a new idea to tackle brain tumours, 3D printed ovaries, sunscreen and… breast milk?

Category: Science blog May 20, 2017 0 comments

An idea to use the Zika virus to tackle brain tumours, 3D printed ovaries, sunscreen and… is breast milk the next ‘cancer cure’? Here’s our weekly news ...

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 1

Category: Science blog May 20, 2017 0 comments

We speak to Cindy Billingham, lead statistician on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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This is the end of tobacco advertising

Category: Science blog May 19, 2017 19 comments

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

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From finding cancers’ paper trail to harnessing the power of the Zika virus – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog May 19, 2017 2 comments

Find out about the pioneering ideas our researchers are putting to the test, from harnessing the power of the Zika virus to finding cancer’s paper trail.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 35 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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News digest – vaping, dirty air, ‘carbon-dating’ cancer and… gardening?

Category: Science blog May 13, 2017 0 comments

Fewer vapers are smoking cigarettes, ‘carbon-dating’ cancer spread and… gardening to tackle childhood obesity? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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10 new sun safety myths debunked

Category: Science blog May 8, 2017 65 comments

For Sun Awareness Week we’re tackling 10 persistent sun safety myths, and encouraging people to think about how they can stay safe in the sun.

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News digest – Prostate cancer blood test, falling drinking rates, CRISPR-ing cancer cells and… a cancer-detecting bra?

Category: Science blog May 6, 2017 0 comments

Prostate cancer blood test, falling drinking rates, CRISPR-ing cancer cells and… a cancer-detecting bra? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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Taking a potential new breast cancer treatment from the lab to the clinic

Category: Science blog May 5, 2017 5 comments

Our research has led to new clinical trials testing a combination of hormone therapies in women with early, double-positive breast cancer.

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Testing a new immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma

Category: Science blog May 3, 2017 3 comments

A researcher explains an early stage clinical trial testing the potential of a new type of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma.

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