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Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Category: Science blog January 19, 2017 0 comments

Meet our new leaders, who are spearheading research to tackle some of the biggest questions we need to answer to help more people survive cancer.

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Children’s cancer survivors face a tough question: do you want to ever have kids?

Category: Science blog November 21, 2016 2 comments

We spoke to four young cancer survivors about the fertility issues they faced after cancer treatment.

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Why I became a children’s cancer researcher – Richard’s story

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 11 comments

Professor Richard Gilbertson's journey into research began in medical school. Find out what motivated him to become a world-leading expert in children's brain t...

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 3 comments

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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Improving treatments for childhood nerve cancer means understanding its complexity

Category: Science blog October 7, 2016 Comments are closed

New research points to a possible way to help personalise treatment for a type of childhood cancer.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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‘We urgently need kinder treatments for children’ – Noemi and Zofeya’s story

Category: Science blog July 25, 2016 13 comments

When she was 4 years old, Zofeya was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain tumour. Here, Noemi, Zofeya’s mom, shares her daughter’s story

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Advances in Wilms’ tumour treatment – how less became more

Category: Science blog July 19, 2016 3 comments

Find out how our researchers have helped lead to nine in 10 children surviving Wilms’ tumour, a type of children’s kidney cancer.

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Making blood vessels ‘leaky’ could help treat children’s brain tumours

Category: Science blog April 1, 2016 Comments are closed

A new study published today by a group of scientists could explain why there are such differences in survival between medulloblastoma patients.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

Category: Science blog November 26, 2015 1 comment

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

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