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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016

This entry is part 8 of 8 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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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

Category: Science blog January 19, 2016

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients’ immune cells to fight cancer.

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‘A message of love and support is a beautiful thing’ – Amy’s story

Category: Science blog January 14, 2016

In the run up to World Cancer Day 2016, we caught up with breast cancer survivor, to find out how she was doing, and why she’s supporting World Cancer Day aga...

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The route to ‘precision’ medicine – four key challenges we need to meet

Category: Science blog January 13, 2016

We look at the key themes that emerged from the first ever Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy conference in Paris last year

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Should the NHS publish data on cancer surgeons?

Category: Science blog January 11, 2016

We take a look at the pros and cons of publishing cancer surgeons’ mortality data.

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