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New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Category: Science Blog June 2, 2014

In the light of continued media attention, we explain the science behind two exciting new types of immunotherapy drug, called PD-1 and PD-L1 blockers.

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Big data – media buzzword or breakthrough-in-waiting?

Category: Science Blog May 23, 2014

What is big data, and how might understanding it help beat cancer?

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Highlights from the NCRI conference (day 4)

Category: Science Blog November 6, 2013

We explore the highlights from the final day of the 2013 NCRI cancer conference, including cancer care, immunotherapy and how cells move.

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Highlights from the NCRI conference (day 3)

Category: Science Blog November 5, 2013

From the molecular toolkits that protect our DNA to the evolution of tumours, we give our highlights from day three of the 2013 NCRI cancer conference.

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Highlights from the NCRI conference (day 2)

Category: Science Blog November 4, 2013

On day two of the 2013 NCRI cancer conference we select our highlights, including cancer and the immune system, imaging tumours and childhood cancer.

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Highlights from the NCRI conference (day 1)

Category: Science Blog November 3, 2013

On the opening day of the 2013 NCRI cancer conference we explore our highlights, including cervical cancer, personalised medicine and skin cancer.

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ASCO 2013 – personalised medicine: potential and challenges

Category: Science Blog June 7, 2013

In our third instalment from the ASCO cancer conference, Debbie Coates writes about a major theme of modern cancer research – the concept of personalised medi...

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