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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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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 17 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

Category: Science blog December 19, 2017 2 comments

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Category: Science blog November 30, 2017 3 comments

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 2 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 8 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 Comments are closed

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 Comments are closed

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

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