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Hide and seek: tracing prostate cancer’s origins

Category: Science blog March 4, 2015

We explore new research from our scientists showing that seemingly ‘normal’ prostate cells may carry important genetic faults commonly found in tumours.

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Diagnosing cancer early – how far have we come?

Category: Science blog March 4, 2015

Five years ago we measured the size of the early diagnosis prize – now we provide an update on the research looking to help diagnose more cancers earlier.

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Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge

Category: Science blog February 26, 2015

We look at fascinating new research from our scientists showing that pancreatic cancer can be split into four different types.

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Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2015

A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeting DNA repair processes.

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Fighting FIT – Scotland’s pioneering change to its bowel screening programme

Category: Science blog February 20, 2015

We look at an announcement by the Scottish Government to improve the way they carry out bowel screening

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Cancer screening – the difference between what people say and what they do

Category: Science blog February 16, 2015

New research has revealed the differences between attitudes to cancer screening and whether people take part – one of the scientists behind the study explores.

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Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog February 11, 2015

We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

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