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Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

Category: Science blog February 23, 2017 1 comment

A new early stage study sheds some light on how a molecule helps ‘young’ skin cells move, which could tell us more about skin cancer.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain b...

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Category: Science blog February 1, 2017 0 comments

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Category: Science blog January 3, 2017 3 comments

Our researchers may have found a new way to tap into the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Read about their work

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Prostate cancer laser treatment: what you need to know

Category: Science blog December 21, 2016 6 comments

A clinical trial of a type of laser treatment for prostate cancer hit the headlines. What do the results mean for patients? We spoke to an expert to find out.

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Searching for a blood test to monitor ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog December 20, 2016 5 comments

Our scientists are looking for ways to use blood tests in cancer prognosis and treatment planning.

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An intelligent knife and kinder treatments – some of our pioneering new clinical trials

Category: Science blog December 9, 2016 0 comments

We take a look at some of our new, pioneering clinical trials.

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