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A year of research – and 13 milestones you helped fund

Category: Science Blog July 25, 2014

To coincide with the publication of our Annual Review, here are some of the key research milestones that our amazing supporters have helped fund.

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“It upset me enormously that children were dying, and I wanted to do something to help them” – Andy’s story

Category: Science Blog July 25, 2014

Read Professor Andy Pearson’s story, exploring his career researching childhood cancer and what the future holds for the BEACON neuroblastoma trial.

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

Category: 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

Category: 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

Category: 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

Category: 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

Category: 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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