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TRAIL and error – flipping cancer’s self-destruct switch

Category: Science blog April 16, 2015

We explore new research showing how particular genetic faults inside cancer cells can subvert a self-destruct switch and instead encourage cancer to spread.

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From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

Category: Science blog April 15, 2015

Our scientists are piecing together cancer’s family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in the future.

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Science Snaps: exposing melanoma’s ‘safe haven’ to help tackle drug resistance

Category: Science blog April 13, 2015

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Science Snaps

We explore new research showing how healthy cells surrounding a melanoma may help the cancer cells become resistant to targeted cancer drugs.

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Diagnosing cancer earlier – the latest research from the 2015 NAEDI conference

Category: Science blog April 2, 2015

We pick the highlights from this year’s National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI) conference.

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Migration, settlement, and more migration: how prostate cancers spread

Category: Science blog April 1, 2015

We explore new research tracing the origins of prostate cancer and how the disease spreads around the body.

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The London Research Institute: leading global cancer research for more than a century

Category: Science blog April 1, 2015

Explore the pivotal moments in cancer research that took place at the London Research Institute and have led us to where we are today.

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‘It’s really difficult to be a polymath’ – Sir Paul Nurse on multidisciplinary research

Category: Science blog March 27, 2015

We talked to Sir Paul Nurse about his role spearheading one of the UK’s most exciting ventures into modern multidisciplinary research.

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