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From lab coats to Lycra – Oxford researchers run Race for Life

Category: Science blog July 1, 2013 1 comment

As a first year PhD student, I can usually be found slaving away at the bench and looking after my fruit flies. But latel...

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Tracing the roots of breast cancer

Category: Science blog February 19, 2013 Comments are closed

Our bodies are made of hundreds of different types of cells. And when processes inside them go wrong, and allow them to ke...

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Notes from the NCRI conference (day 3)

Category: Science blog November 6, 2012 Comments are closed

It’s been another packed day at the NCRI conference, full of interesting discussion and debate (as were yesterday’s an...

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The queen in the hive – scientists find more evidence for cancer stem cells

Category: Science blog August 3, 2012 1 comment

Biology has its share of contentious issues, and the existence of cancer ‘stem cells’ – treatment-resistant cells a...

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Expert Opinion – Professor Josef Vormoor and Dr Olaf Heidenreich

Category: Science blog December 1, 2011 Comments are closed

Being told your child has cancer is every parent’s worst nightmare. But every year, around 1500 families are given this ...

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NCRI Cancer Conference – day one

Category: Science blog November 7, 2011 Comments are closed

The NCRI conference began in earnest yesterday afternoon, with the presentation of a Cancer Research UK ‘lifetime achiev...

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ASCO 2011 – the challenge and promise of the genomic era

Category: Science blog June 8, 2011 Comments are closed

Cancer Research UK’s Senior Science Information Manager, Dr Julie Sharp, reports from this year’s US cancer conference...

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What does the future hold for cancer research? Find out in this month’s podcast

Category: Science blog February 21, 2011 Comments are closed

This month we’ve got an exclusive in-depth interview with Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician Professor Peter Johnson...

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Cancer stem cells – a promising avenue for cancer research

Category: Science blog January 18, 2011 Comments are closed

Cancer ‘stem cells‘ are a recurring topic on this blog. Many scientists think that these are the cells at the ...

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Putting leukaemia stem cells into reverse

Category: Science blog December 14, 2010 Comments are closed

Stem cells are ‘starter’ cells that produce all the organs and tissues of the body. As a baby grows in the womb, its s...

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