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Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

Category: Science blog August 5, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore new data showing that cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems.

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Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

Category: Science blog July 20, 2015 Comments are closed

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the tempera...

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Cancer killer combination could make cells more sensitive to chemo

Category: Science blog July 15, 2015 Comments are closed

How our researchers in Manchester are helping develop ways to make chemotherapy kinder and more effective.

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A disappointing decision over olaparib for ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog June 1, 2015 4 comments

In light of a preliminary 'no' from NICE over olaparib for ovarian cancer, we hear from one of our experts whose work led ...

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New ovarian cancer blood test is promising – but screening still a way off

Category: Science blog May 5, 2015 11 comments

We look at headlines about a new blood test for ovarian cancer, and why a possible routine screening test for the disease ...

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Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog March 12, 2015 17 comments

Our researchers are investigating the genetic 'patchwork' underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective tr...

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Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2015 2 comments

A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeti...

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Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor licensed in Europe

Category: Science blog October 24, 2014 5 comments

Olaparib is the first PARP inhibitor to move closer to licensing in Europe. What is it, how does it work, and when will it...

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A year of research – and 13 milestones you helped fund

Category: Science blog July 25, 2014 25 comments

To coincide with the publication of our Annual Review, here are some of the key research milestones that our amazing suppo...

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Building an artificial tumour in the lab

Category: Science blog May 16, 2013 2 comments

In 2000, a team of archaeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes uncovered the mummified remains of a young woman ...

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