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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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Beating cancer twice: childhood cancer survivors pursue medical careers

Science Blog January 14, 2014

Read the story of five childhood cancer survivors – inspired to pursue medical careers – as they visit one of our scientists in the lab.

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A talk from Professor Pamela Kearns: doing our homework to beat childhood cancer

Science Blog December 13, 2013

Watch childhood cancer expert Professor Pamela Kearns as she discusses her vision for clinical trials and childhood cancer treatment in the future.

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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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A groundbreaking clinical trial for children with aggressive neuroblastoma

Science Blog August 13, 2013

Neuroblastoma is a type of childhood cancer and our researchers are pioneering new clinical trials to tackle aggressive forms of the disease – how does it work?

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