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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 8 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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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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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 5 comments

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

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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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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016 1 comment

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

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How imaging could help personalise breast cancer treatment

Category: Science blog July 8, 2016 1 comment

Advanced imaging technology is helping our scientists understand how key molecules fuel the growth of breast cancer cells.

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#RightNow diary: from heat maps to motorcycle zen

Category: Science blog July 8, 2016 Comments are closed

Garry, a radio producer, is travelling the country to meet patients, researchers and survivors to share what’s happening in their lives right now.

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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016 Comments are closed

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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Blocking the escape routes: how an HIV drug exposes skin cancer’s weaknesses

Category: Science blog March 14, 2016 Comments are closed

A new study from our scientists has found that treating melanoma cells with an HIV drug could make them more sensitive to a ‘targeted’ cancer drug.

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New immunotherapy discovery could give treatments the precision they need

Category: Science blog March 3, 2016 24 comments

Our scientists may have uncovered the ‘guidance system’ needed to make cancer immunotherapy more effective.

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