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Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

Category: Science blog February 23, 2017 0 comments

A new early stage study sheds some light on how a molecule helps ‘young’ skin cells move, which could tell us more about skin cancer.

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain b...

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 8 comments

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Category: Science blog February 1, 2017 0 comments

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 5 comments

There’s more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

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Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Category: Science blog November 15, 2016 0 comments

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell’s ‘master controller’, which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Category: Science blog November 10, 2016 0 comments

Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 3 – prostate cancer, iKnife surgery, evolving tumours and more

Category: Science blog November 8, 2016 0 comments

Here are our highlights from day 3 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including personalised treatment for prostate cancer, and new surgery tech.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

Category: Science blog November 6, 2016 0 comments

We’re in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

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Science Snaps: understanding where breast cancer stems from

Category: Science blog November 2, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists from the UK and Sweden have discovered important cells that breast cancer can stem from in mice.

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