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Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

Category: Science blog August 22, 2016

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it's like taking part in a cancer clinical tria...

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of canc...

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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 ...

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

Category: Science blog February 2, 2016

We explore our seventh Grand Challenge, attempting to pull off the ultimate cell heist and use new 'smart drugs' to select...

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What do palladium metal, Charles Darwin and Salmonella have in common?

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015

We look at three exciting new projects funded through our Pioneer Award scheme.

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Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015

A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer che...

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Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

Category: Science blog September 16, 2015

We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells ...

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