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Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

Category: Science blog February 23, 2017 0 comments

A new early stage study sheds some light on how a molecule helps ‘young’ skin cells move, which could tell us more about skin cancer.

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A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

Category: Science blog February 22, 2017 1 comment

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain b...

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GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

Our new report looks at what GPs know about offering tamoxifen and aspirin to lower the risk of, or prevent, certain cancers.

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World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol

Category: Science blog February 13, 2017 0 comments

In part 3 of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at how liver cancer affects different regions across the world.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 8 comments

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Category: Science blog February 8, 2017 2 comments

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done...

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 0 comments

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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