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When defences attack: the hidden cause of cancer hiding in our cells

Category: Science blog May 12, 2015

Last month, we wrote about Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Francis Crick Institute, whose research is tracing the origins of the genetic diversity ...

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Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog May 1, 2015

Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue near you to tell all.

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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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