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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

Science Blog January 20, 2014

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Our milestones

In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.

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Counting copies: HER2 and the development of Herceptin

Science Blog September 20, 2013

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Our milestones

Continuing Our Milestones series, we take a look at a key breast cancer molecule and the development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.

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The story of temozolomide

Science Blog July 18, 2013

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Our milestones

From its early development in the 1970′s to its use as an important treatment for adult brain tumours, we explore the history of the cancer drug temozolomide.

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Tamoxifen – the start of something big

Science Blog October 15, 2012

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Our milestones

The latest in Our Milestones series: the story of tamoxifen, a discovery in 1966 that has gone on to save the lives of millions of women with breast cancer.

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Hedgehogs, flies and skin cancer – the story of vismodegib

Science Blog June 7, 2012

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Our milestones

Professor Phil Ingham’s research in fruit flies and fish evolved into a drug to treat patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.

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Tracking down the BRCA genes (Part 2)

Science Blog February 29, 2012

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Our milestones

Our scientists discovered the second breast cancer gene, BRCA2 – we discuss how they made the finding and what this means for cancer patients.

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Tracking down the BRCA genes (Part 1)

Science Blog February 28, 2012

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Our milestones

We look at our role in the discovery of the famous “cancer gene” BRCA1, responsible for many cases of hereditary breast and other cancers.

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