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Giving pancreatic cancer patients better opportunities to join clinical trials

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re backing a new project that could boost our understanding of pancreatic cancer and increase opportunities for patients to join clinical trials.

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Training viruses to be cancer killers

Category: Science blog March 21, 2017 2 comments

Professor Len Seymour’s team, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, have been developing a cancer-killing virus called EnAd. They've installed 'cell CCTV' ...

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Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

Category: Science blog March 9, 2017 0 comments

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

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‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Category: Science blog March 7, 2017 2 comments

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

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Commuting and polluting – whose health is losing out?

Category: Science blog March 3, 2017 0 comments

We look at new research measuring how much pollution we’re exposed to on our commutes, particularly in London.

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

Category: Science blog February 23, 2017 1 comment

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 2 comments

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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