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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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Do you think that’s air you’re breathing? How cancer cells corrupt the matrix

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015

Cancer cells can corrupt their healthy counterparts to help them spread around the body. We explore new research looking to stop them.

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Citizen Scientists can spot cancer cells like pathologists, so what happens next?

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015

Citizen Scientists are helping our researchers analyse cancer data, but how good are they? We explore the results of a new study to find out.

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