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A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Category: Science Blog October 14, 2014

Our scientists have found that melanoma cells follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, encouraging them to spread.

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Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

Category: Science Blog August 20, 2014

Our researchers in Manchester are using the power of DNA technology to study the genetic faults in the rare type of melanoma that killed Bob Marley.

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Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance

Category: Science Blog August 5, 2014

A new discovery from a team of our scientists in London could help make chemotherapy more effective – but it’s been a tough road to get there.

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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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Science Snaps: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?

Category: Science Blog July 24, 2014

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Science Snaps

We explore some images and video from a new study revealing how groups of melanoma cells may work together to spread around the body.

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Will I burn? Our new online app helps you predict today’s sunburn risk

Category: Science Blog July 1, 2014

Do you know how strong the sun is in your area today? Our new online app can help you find out.

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Science Snaps: how skin cancer spreads – the round or flat of it

Category: Science Blog June 25, 2014

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Science Snaps

With an image hot off the microscope, we look at how shape-shifting melanoma cells deploy different groups of enzymes to help them spread.

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