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Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015

Find out how our researchers in Manchester are fishing in blood samples for clues to how lung cancer becomes resistant to treatment

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Lifting the lid on bowel screening – why doesn’t everyone invited take part?

Category: Science blog June 19, 2015

Despite the benefits, the proportion of people who take up bowel cancer screening is disappointingly low. We look at why, and how we can fix it.

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‘Turning off’ bowel cancer – as easy as APC?

Category: Science blog June 18, 2015

New research on how bowel cancer develops has revealed a weakness that opens up an avenue for developing new treatments

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ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

Category: Science blog June 5, 2015

We take a look back at the excitement from – and add a few important caveats to – the research from this year’s big US cancer conference.

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A disappointing decision over olaparib for ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog June 1, 2015

In light of a preliminary ‘no’ from NICE over olaparib for ovarian cancer, we hear from one of our experts whose work led to the drug’s development

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Virus therapy for melanoma – all it’s cracked up to be?

Category: Science blog May 27, 2015

We take a balanced look at today’s headlines about a new ‘virotherapy’ for advanced melanoma skin cancer

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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