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Grand Challenge four: how do you tell the lethal cancers from the non-lethal ones?

Category: Science blog January 15, 2016

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We look at the fourth of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts how we can find ways to tell the difference between lethal and non-lethal tumours.

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‘A message of love and support is a beautiful thing’ – Amy’s story

Category: Science blog January 14, 2016

In the run up to World Cancer Day 2016, we caught up with breast cancer survivor, to find out how she was doing, and why she’s supporting World Cancer Day aga...

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How exactly does obesity cause cancer? Three leading theories

Category: Science blog November 25, 2015

We explore the science behind how fat causes cancer.

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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

Category: Science blog November 2, 2015

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

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Our milestones: How anastrozole became a number one hit

Category: Science blog October 30, 2015

In this instalment of our Milestones series, we look at Cancer Research UK’s pivotal trials, proving that a drug called anastrozole should be the gold standar...

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in th...

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