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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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Science Snaps: exposing melanoma’s ‘safe haven’ to help tackle drug resistance

Category: Science blog April 13, 2015

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Science Snaps

We explore new research showing how healthy cells surrounding a melanoma may help the cancer cells become resistant to targeted cancer drugs.

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Moving to the Crick: excitement and trepidation

Category: Science blog April 2, 2015

A scientist tells us about what he and the rest of his team are thinking about moving to the new Francis Crick Institute in London.

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Migration, settlement, and more migration: how prostate cancers spread

Category: Science blog April 1, 2015

We explore new research tracing the origins of prostate cancer and how the disease spreads around the body.

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Hide and seek: tracing prostate cancer’s origins

Category: Science blog March 4, 2015

We explore new research from our scientists showing that seemingly ‘normal’ prostate cells may carry important genetic faults commonly found in tumours.

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Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge

Category: Science blog February 26, 2015

We look at fascinating new research from our scientists showing that pancreatic cancer can be split into four different types.

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