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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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The five faces of prostate cancer?

Category: Science blog July 30, 2015

We explore new research showing prostate cancer can be divided into five groups, which could help predict how well a patient will do after surgery.

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Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

Category: Science blog July 20, 2015

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the temperature of a domestic fridge) but the har...

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Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015

Statistically speaking, your genome is mostly junk. Less than two per cent of it is made up of actual genes – stretches of DNA carrying instructions that tell...

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Making sense of big cancer data

Category: Science blog July 7, 2015

A look at how researchers are using complex computer software to make sense of laboratory data on cancer

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‘Turning off’ bowel cancer – as easy as APC?

Category: Science blog June 18, 2015

New research on how bowel cancer develops has revealed a weakness that opens up an avenue for developing new treatments

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Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog May 1, 2015

Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue near you to tell all.

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