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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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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

Category: Science blog November 26, 2015

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

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NCRI cancer conference day 4: the cost of cancer care and the immune system (again)

Category: Science blog November 5, 2015

Our final report from the 2015 NCRI cancer conference, featuring the cost of cancer drugs and another update on immunotherapy.

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The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2015

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

The world’s biggest cancer experts have selected 7 research challenges that must be tackled to beat cancer – we take a look at what they chose.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Peter Johnson on cancer immunotherapy

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015

We quiz our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, to get his take on the history of cancer immunotherapy and where the field is heading.

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