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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

Category: Science Blog October 16, 2014

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Category: Science Blog October 14, 2014

Our scientists have found that melanoma cells follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, encouraging them to spread.

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Lung cancer evolution – a journey through space and time

Category: Science Blog October 9, 2014

Two new studies reveal the processes in our cells that cause lung cancers develop – a process that can take more than twenty years.

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Citizen Science: “you don’t need to be qualified to do this”

Category: Science Blog October 3, 2014

To mark the launch of our latest Citizen Science game, Reverse The Odds, we caught up with one the researchers that you’ll be helping by playing the game.

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“Early diagnosis resulted in my cancer experience being a positive one” – Clive’s story

Category: Science Blog October 1, 2014

Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors Clive Barley shares his personal story of bowel cancer and why he campaigns for Government to improve early diagnosis.

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science Blog September 26, 2014

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Childhood cancer research – what are the barriers?

Category: Science Blog September 18, 2014

We look at some of the challenges in running childhood cancer clinical trials.

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