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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 0 comments

There’s more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

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Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Category: Science blog November 15, 2016 0 comments

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell’s ‘master controller’, which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Category: Science blog November 10, 2016 0 comments

Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 3 – prostate cancer, iKnife surgery, evolving tumours and more

Category: Science blog November 8, 2016 0 comments

Here are our highlights from day 3 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including personalised treatment for prostate cancer, and new surgery tech.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

Category: Science blog November 6, 2016 0 comments

We’re in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

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Science Snaps: understanding where breast cancer stems from

Category: Science blog November 2, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists from the UK and Sweden have discovered important cells that breast cancer can stem from in mice.

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 2 comments

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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Zebrafish reveal brain tumours’ secret ally

Category: Science blog October 27, 2016 4 comments

Our scientists have made it possible to see the unexpected relationship between immune cells and brain tumour cells.

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Radiotherapy gets the investment it needs

Category: Science blog October 25, 2016 10 comments

NHS England has announced that it will invest £130m in new radiotherapy machines. Read why that investment is so important.

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The perfect match: making breast cancer treatment more personal

Category: Science blog October 21, 2016 2 comments

In the fourth of our series of posts for Stand Up To Cancer, we focus on a clinical trial that’s finding faulty genes to improve breast cancer treatment.

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