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A ‘simple urine test’ for pancreatic cancer? Not just yet.

Category: Science blog August 3, 2015

We take a closer look at today’s ‘simple urine test’ headlines and find out what’s really going on.

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Cellular ‘kryptonite’ poses challenges in tackling childhood nerve cancer

Category: Science blog August 1, 2015

Our scientists have discovered that neuroblastoma cells can produce a cellular ‘kryptonite’ that seems to sap the power from nearby immune cells.

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The five faces of prostate cancer?

Category: Science blog July 30, 2015

We explore new research showing prostate cancer can be divided into five groups, which could help predict how well a patient will do after surgery.

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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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Discovering new ways to prevent cancer

Category: Science blog July 28, 2015

Earlier this year we held a three-day workshop searching for the best new research ideas in cancer prevention – here’s what happened.

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The NCIN conference – ‘learning more, researching more, and translating more into practice’

Category: Science blog July 24, 2015

We look at the hot topics that were discussed at last month’s National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) ‘Cancer Outcomes’ conference in Belfast.

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Hitting the self-destruct switch – standing up to womb cancer with PARP inhibitors

Category: Science blog July 23, 2015

We take a look at what a new class of drugs called PARP inhibitors are doing to fight womb cancer.

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