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Science Snaps: switching T cells on – size matters

Category: Science blog June 3, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Science Snaps

After 15 years of painstaking work, a team of scientists have revealed the detailed structure of one of the molecules controlling a T cell’s fate.

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Let the right ones in – boosting immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Category: Science blog June 2, 2016 6 comments

Research published today in Cancer Cell might open up a way through pancreatic tumours’ defences.

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Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

Category: Science blog May 13, 2016 2 comments

We’ve announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

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More pieces of the jigsaw fall into place at the 2016 AACR Conference

Category: Science blog May 6, 2016 Comments are closed

We look back on the key topics and trends discussed at the American Association of Cancer Research’s recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans

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Gene editing technology could help engineer better cancer targeting immune cells

Category: Science blog April 15, 2016 11 comments

We explore how the latest gene editing technology could help our scientists engineer immune cells to precisely target and kill cancer cells.

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Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

Category: Science blog March 15, 2016 1 comment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that’s tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

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New immunotherapy discovery could give treatments the precision they need

Category: Science blog March 3, 2016 24 comments

Our scientists may have uncovered the ‘guidance system’ needed to make cancer immunotherapy more effective.

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There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

Category: Science blog February 29, 2016 Comments are closed

From immunotherapy to ‘targeted’ drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

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Opening a window of opportunity for head and neck cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2016 2 comments

We take a look at our latest immunotherapy clinical trial, testing a new drug for people with head and neck cancers.

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Immunotherapy cancer ‘cure’ headlines distract from fascinating science

Category: Science blog February 16, 2016 27 comments

We explore today’s headlines about new US research on immunotherapy for blood cancers.

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