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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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The route to ‘precision’ medicine – four key challenges we need to meet

Category: Science blog January 13, 2016

We look at the key themes that emerged from the first ever Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy conference in Paris last year

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Grand Challenge one: can we develop a jab to prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2015

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the first of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if it’s possible to develop vaccines to prevent cancers that aren’t caused by viruses.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Richard Gilbertson talks children’s cancers

Category: Science blog November 26, 2015

We caught up with Professor Richard Gilbertson to find out the challenges facing research into children’s cancers, and where the field is heading.

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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

Category: Science blog October 16, 2015

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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