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Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

Category: Science blog July 20, 2015

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the temperature of a domestic fridge) but the har...

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Category: Science blog July 8, 2015

Our researchers in Cambridge have solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer that could lead to new trials to improve treatment for the disease.

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Another one of those ‘simple blood tests’ you’re always reading about

Category: Science blog April 17, 2015

Headlines today are heralding a new “simple blood test”, claiming it can predict if a woman will develop breast cancer – but it’s too good to be true.

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From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

Category: Science blog April 15, 2015

Our scientists are piecing together cancer’s family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in the future.

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Cancer drugs: ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ – Laura’s story

Category: Science blog March 26, 2015

Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Laura Ashurst, shares why she campaigns for the Government to make effective drugs available for all patients who need them.

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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

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Diagnosing cancer early – how far have we come?

Category: Science blog March 4, 2015

Five years ago we measured the size of the early diagnosis prize – now we provide an update on the research looking to help diagnose more cancers earlier.

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