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When muscle turns to bone – clues for treating deadly childhood brain tumours

Science Blog April 7, 2014

What links a rare form of childhood brain tumour and an even rarer disease that turns muscle into bone? Our researchers have just discovered the answer.

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Sleeping Beauty reveals childhood brain tumour’s secrets

Science Blog January 17, 2014

Researchers are using a technique called Sleeping Beauty to probe the genetic faults that drive medulloblastoma, the most common type of childhood brain tumour.

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DNA untwister is a new tumour suppressor

Science Blog October 10, 2013

Our researchers are looking at the links between tangled DNA and cancer – find out how a DNA detangling molecule could protect against tumours.

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Proton therapy is coming to the UK, but what does it mean for patients?

Science Blog September 16, 2013

Radiotherapy is a vital cancer treatment and proton beam therapy could help deliver radiotherapy in a more precise way – find out more about the benefits.

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The fearsome complexity of classifying brain tumours

Science Blog August 6, 2013

We take an in-depth look at what brain tumours are, how our knowledge about them is evolving and what this means for tackling brain tumours in the future.

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The story of temozolomide

Science Blog July 18, 2013

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Our milestones

From its early development in the 1970′s to its use as an important treatment for adult brain tumours, we explore the history of the cancer drug temozolomide.

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Wobbling molecules help scientists study brain tumours in children

Science Blog June 5, 2013

Advances in cancer imaging are helping our scientists take a closer look at childhood brain tumours, improving diagnosis and treatment selection in the future.

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