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Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge

Category: Science blog February 26, 2015

We look at fascinating new research from our scientists showing that pancreatic cancer can be split into four different types.

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Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2015

A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeting DNA repair processes.

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Teaching the next generation to crack the enigma of cancer

Category: Science blog February 23, 2015

From the Oscars to code-breaking science – we look at how our researchers are helping school children crack cancer’s DNA secrets using computers.

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Category: Science blog December 25, 2014

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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The shape of all things – the year of crystallography

Category: Science blog December 23, 2014

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Our milestones

To mark the year of crystallography, we focus on an important scientific duo who used this powerful tool to help develop cancer drugs.

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Our highlights from 2014

Category: Science blog December 22, 2014

We look back over 2014 and pick out a selection of highlights from our groundbreaking research and policy and campaigning work.

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Molecular ‘safety-net’ stops tumour cell DNA being torn apart

Category: Science blog December 8, 2014

We explore new research on how cancer cells divide, and a potential weakness that could be exploited to kill them.

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