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Tackling hard-to-treat cancers – what, how and why?

Category: Science blog July 20, 2016

Read about how we’re approaching the challenge of understanding and treating lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours.

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.

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Let the right ones in – boosting immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer

Category: Science blog June 2, 2016

Research published today in Cancer Cell might open up a way through pancreatic tumours’ defences.

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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

Category: Science blog November 2, 2015

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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