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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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Grand Challenge six: target cancer’s ‘super-controller’

Category: Science blog January 25, 2016

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

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Decoding cancer’s secret diary

Category: Science blog January 18, 2016

Cancer Research UK’s Dr Trevor Graham and Dr Andrea Sottoriva discuss their work on the mathematics of how tumours grow and its implications for treatment.

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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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The 0.01 per cent: can over-the-counter genetic tests help you be healthier?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2015

Is the future written in your genes? We investigate whether over-the-counter genetic tests can predict our risk of cancer.

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The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2015

This entry is part 1 of 8 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

Here are a few highlights from the research projects our Science Committee funded in April.

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