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Changing the Cancer Drugs Fund: a step towards fixing how the NHS provides the best medicines

Category: Science blog February 11, 2016

We discuss our response to the consultation on changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund in England.

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How does alcohol cause cancer?

Category: Science blog February 9, 2016

We explore the science behind how alcohol affects and damages our cells, and how this can cause the cells in our bodies to develop into cancer.

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News digest – Sir Terry Wogan, World Cancer Day, gene editing, proton beam therapy and more.

Category: Science blog February 6, 2016

Another national treasure loses their battle with cancer, World Cancer Day brings some much needed good news, scientists can start editing our genes, new resear...

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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Could new NHS diagnostic centres tackle vague cancer symptoms?

Category: Science blog February 3, 2016

We take a look at a series of projects looking to tackle vague cancer symptoms, and hopefully diagnose more cases earlier.

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Grand Challenge seven: kill cancer cells using new ‘smart drugs’

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore our seventh Grand Challenge, attempting to pull off the ultimate cell heist and use new ‘smart drugs’ to selectively kill cancer cells.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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