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Could measles cure cancer? Uh, not exactly…

Category: Science Blog May 16, 2014

Media outlets are awash with the news that researchers in the US have apparently cured cancer with the measles virus. What are the facts behind the headlines?

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Notes from NCRI conference (day 4)

Category: Science Blog November 7, 2012

Before the final day of the conference started, we once again awoke to news stories based on research presented over the last few days. The BBC led with figures...

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Introducing our new Clinician Scientist Fellows

Category: Science Blog August 1, 2012

Translating a ‘eureka’ moment in the laboratory into new medical advances for cancer patients is never easy. But thanks to the support of the public, we’r...

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Misleading reporting of the “wonder jab that will kill 90% of cancers”

Category: Science Blog April 10, 2012

Over the weekend you may have seen headlines announcing that a “‘Universal’ cancer vaccine” or “wonder jab” has been developed by Israeli researcher...

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Is ecstasy ‘being developed to treat blood cancers’? Not quite…

Category: Science Blog August 19, 2011

Here are a few thoughts on this morning’s headlines about ecstasy and cancer. (In case you missed them, they’re based on research from Birmingham, published...

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Making research count for patients – the multiple myeloma story

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2011

This year at the ASCO conference in the US, several sessions reflected on the rapid progress that has been made for different cancers. We’ve already reported ...

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