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Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

Category: Science blog July 20, 2015

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the temperature of a domestic fridge) but the har...

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Cancer killer combination could make cells more sensitive to chemo

Category: Science blog July 15, 2015

How our researchers in Manchester are helping develop ways to make chemotherapy kinder and more effective.

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Category: Science blog July 8, 2015

Our researchers in Cambridge have solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer that could lead to new trials to improve treatment for the disease.

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Making sense of big cancer data

Category: Science blog July 7, 2015

A look at how researchers are using complex computer software to make sense of laboratory data on cancer

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Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015

Find out how our researchers in Manchester are fishing in blood samples for clues to how lung cancer becomes resistant to treatment

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Science Snaps: divide by two

Category: Science blog June 22, 2015

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Science Snaps

We home in on tiny cellular structures called ‘centrosomes’, exploring new research on cancer cell division with implications for drug development.

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‘Turning off’ bowel cancer – as easy as APC?

Category: Science blog June 18, 2015

New research on how bowel cancer develops has revealed a weakness that opens up an avenue for developing new treatments

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