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‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Category: Science blog March 7, 2017 2 comments

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog April 14, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 9 of 12 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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Grand Challenge six: target cancer’s ‘super-controller’

Category: Science blog January 25, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

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Grand Challenge five: build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer

Category: Science blog January 20, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

We home in on the fifth of our Grand Challenges, and ask the experts about what it will take to build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer.

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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 1 comment

This entry is part 6 of 12 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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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

Category: Science blog December 10, 2015 2 comments

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

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Grand Challenge one: can we develop a jab to prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the first of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if it’s possible to develop vaccines to prevent cancers that aren’t caused by viruses.

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