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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

Category: Science blog November 2, 2015 Comments are closed

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

Category: Science blog October 16, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2015 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

The world’s biggest cancer experts have selected 7 research challenges that must be tackled to beat cancer – we take a look at what they chose.

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Recently funded research – understanding what makes cancer tick

Category: Science blog October 2, 2015 Comments are closed

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 Comments are closed

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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A legacy of ground-breaking research

Category: Science blog September 9, 2015 Comments are closed

Read the inspiring story of how a generous gift left by a couple in their Will is helping our scientists understand how cancers spread.

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Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

Category: Science blog September 2, 2015 1 comment

Two years ago we launched a pioneering £15m lung cancer study. Find out what’s happened since, through the eyes of Terrence, a patient taking part.

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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Category: Science blog August 21, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 13 of 21 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015 39 comments

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015 1 comment

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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