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From finding cancers’ paper trail to harnessing the power of the Zika virus – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog May 19, 2017 1 comment

Find out about the pioneering ideas our researchers are putting to the test, from harnessing the power of the Zika virus to finding cancer’s paper trail.

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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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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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Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Category: Science blog January 19, 2017 0 comments

Meet our new leaders, who are spearheading research to tackle some of the biggest questions we need to answer to help more people survive cancer.

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Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Category: Science blog November 15, 2016 Comments are closed

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell’s ‘master controller’, which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

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Why I became a children’s cancer researcher – Richard’s story

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 11 comments

Professor Richard Gilbertson's journey into research began in medical school. Find out what motivated him to become a world-leading expert in children's brain t...

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Zebrafish reveal brain tumours’ secret ally

Category: Science blog October 27, 2016 4 comments

Our scientists have made it possible to see the unexpected relationship between immune cells and brain tumour cells.

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Meet our new research fellows 2016

Category: Science blog October 6, 2016 2 comments

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

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Nobel Prize 2016: What Ohsumi’s discovery of cellular ‘self-eating’ means for cancer

Category: Science blog October 3, 2016 Comments are closed

We take a look at how the work of 2016 Nobel Prize winner, Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, relates to cancer.

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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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