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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Category: Science blog October 5, 2017 0 comments

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

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Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog September 29, 2017 0 comments

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 0 comments

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Category: Science blog August 21, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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Lung cancer discovery points to a better way to personalise immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 27, 2017 1 comment

New research by our scientists may have identified a new way to predict which patients might benefit from certain immunotherapies, and those who likely won’t.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 0 comments

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Category: Science blog May 26, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Science Surgery

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick’s question.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 54 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Category: Science blog May 2, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

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Taking advantage of cancers’ abnormal metabolism could lead to a new way to ‘starve’ tumours

Category: Science blog April 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Our researchers in Glasgow might have found a way to shut down certain cancer cells’ fuel supply with a specially designed diet.

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