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Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2018 0 comments

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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British Science Week 2018: how our pioneers are exploring cancer

Category: Science blog March 9, 2018 0 comments

This British Science Week we’ll be catching up with some of our pioneering scientists that are tackling cancer differently.

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International Women’s Day: Reflections from three women in science

Category: Science blog March 8, 2018 0 comments

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our female scientists about their careers and what they feel needs to change to better support wo...

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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 76 comments

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn’t save lives from prostate cancer.

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Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Category: Science blog March 4, 2018 5 comments

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

Category: Science blog January 12, 2018 4 comments

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Category: Science blog January 8, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 12 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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