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Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

Category: Science blog May 13, 2016

We’ve announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

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Making blood vessels ‘leaky’ could help treat children’s brain tumours

Category: Science blog April 1, 2016

A new study published today by a group of scientists could explain why there are such differences in survival between medulloblastoma patients.

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Piecing together the mosaic: how genetic research is revealing new connections

Category: Science blog March 4, 2016

As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.

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What do palladium metal, Charles Darwin and Salmonella have in common?

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015

We look at three exciting new projects funded through our Pioneer Award scheme.

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Getting the full picture: better imaging makes brain cancer easier to see

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

Scientists have found a way to make brain tumours easier to see, according to new research presented at the NCRI conference.

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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Category: Science blog August 21, 2015

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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