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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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‘This switches the lights on’ – how discovering the shape of three proteins could lead to new cancer drugs

Category: Science blog August 8, 2015

An important new study has revealed the shape of three key proteins, and the results could help scientists working on new cancer drugs.

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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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Making sense of big cancer data

Category: Science blog July 7, 2015

A look at how researchers are using complex computer software to make sense of laboratory data on cancer

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Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015

Find out how our researchers in Manchester are fishing in blood samples for clues to how lung cancer becomes resistant to treatment

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TRAIL and error – flipping cancer’s self-destruct switch

Category: Science blog April 16, 2015

We explore new research showing how particular genetic faults inside cancer cells can subvert a self-destruct switch and instead encourage cancer to spread.

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From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

Category: Science blog April 15, 2015

Our scientists are piecing together cancer’s family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in the future.

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