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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 4 comments

This entry is part 12 of 16 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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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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GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 Comments are closed

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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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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Live from inside the human body: robots, blue dye and bowel cancer

Category: Science blog January 18, 2017 2 comments

In a world first, we’ve just broadcast a colonoscopy live on TV with Channel 4 to demystify and take the fear out of this procedure.

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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016 1 comment

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 16 comments

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 Comments are closed

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 26 comments

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

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