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Let's beat cancer sooner

Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

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The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Category: Science blog September 9, 2016

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

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Bowel bacteria, drugs targeting cancers’ metabolic weaknesses and DNA ‘signatures’ – the brightest new ideas in cancer research

Category: Science blog August 26, 2016

What do you get when you combine scientists, a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch, and £200,000 to fund cancer research?

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details...

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of canc...

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Our Moonshot pledge to accelerate research on detecting early signs of cancer

Category: Science blog June 29, 2016

In January 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a new effort to accelerate progress against cancer. Headed up by Obam...

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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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