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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 0 comments

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Category: Science blog May 26, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Science Surgery

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick’s question.

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9 burning questions about CRISPR genome editing answered

Category: Science blog April 11, 2017 1 comment

In this post we’ll be exploring the gene editing technology CRISPR by answering some of the most common questions that pop up.

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Science Snaps: fixing a cellular ‘antenna’

Category: Science blog March 2, 2017 2 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Science Snaps

We find out about how cells can ignore messages that would otherwise control them.

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 Comments are closed

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain b...

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Category: Science blog February 1, 2017 Comments are closed

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Category: Science blog November 15, 2016 Comments are closed

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell’s ‘master controller’, which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

Category: Science blog November 6, 2016 Comments are closed

We’re in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

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