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4 ways that Tomas Lindahl’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry revolutionised cancer research

Category: Science blog October 7, 2015

We explore the impact that Tomas Lindahl’s Nobel Prize-winning research into how cells repair their DNA has helped cancer research.

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Recently funded research – understanding what makes cancer tick

Category: Science blog October 2, 2015

Here are a few highlights from the research projects our Science Committee funded in April.

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Do you think that’s air you’re breathing? How cancer cells corrupt the matrix

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015

Cancer cells can corrupt their healthy counterparts to help them spread around the body. We explore new research looking to stop them.

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Stopping cancer’s scrum for survival

Category: Science blog September 25, 2015

Our scientists have discovered that similar to a rugby maul, cancer cells can ward off tumour-killing immune cells through an important cellular signal.

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Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

Category: Science blog September 21, 2015

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Our milestones

We look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone – a vital step in the drug’s development

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Expert Opinion – treating cancer by exploiting how its DNA is repaired

Category: Science blog September 18, 2015

We spoke to two of our own experts about how they’re targeting fundamental repair processes in our cells to tip cancer cells over the edge.

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Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

Category: Science blog September 16, 2015

We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such ...

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