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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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Citizen Scientists can spot cancer cells like pathologists, so what happens next?

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015

Citizen Scientists are helping our researchers analyse cancer data, but how good are they? We explore the results of a new study to find out.

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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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Eye gene acts as ‘partner in crime’ in leukaemia mystery case

Category: Science blog September 14, 2015

Our scientists have solved the mystery of why a gene involved in human eye development may also play a role in an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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Science Snaps: prioritising the gene faults behind bowel cancer

Category: Science blog September 7, 2015

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Science Snaps

Step behind the microscope and find out how this image is helping our scientists understand more about how bowel cancer develops.

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Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

Category: Science blog September 2, 2015

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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NHS England must act as patients miss out on cancer drug tests

Category: Science blog August 20, 2015

We explore our latest report showing that thousands of cancer patients are missing out on genetic tests for targeted cancer drugs.

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