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Gene editing technology could help engineer better cancer targeting immune cells

Category: Science blog April 15, 2016

We explore how the latest gene editing technology could help our scientists engineer immune cells to precisely target and kill cancer cells.

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Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog April 14, 2016

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Microbubbles, a cancer cell shape sorter, and artificial intelligence – our latest innovative science projects

Category: Science blog April 4, 2016

We take a look at five exciting projects that have just been funded by our Pioneer Award.

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Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

Category: Science blog March 15, 2016

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that’s tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

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

Category: Science blog March 14, 2016

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

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

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

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