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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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There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

Category: Science blog February 29, 2016 Comments are closed

From immunotherapy to ‘targeted’ drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

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

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016 1 comment

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 2 comments

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 Comments are closed

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 Comments are closed

This entry is part 3 of 16 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 1 comment

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 2 comments

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

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