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When defences attack: the hidden cause of cancer hiding in our cells

Category: Science blog May 12, 2015

We look at APOBECs – biological double-agents that start out as a friend to our cells but morph into a deadly enemy as cancers develop.

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Category: Science blog December 25, 2014

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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Crowdfunding cancer research – our latest experiment and how you can help

Category: Science blog November 14, 2014

We’ve launched three exciting crowdfunding projects with our researchers. Will they receive the money they need? Only you can decide.

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HPV: the whole story, warts and all

Category: Science blog September 16, 2014

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science blog June 9, 2014

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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Why we need to talk more about anal cancer

Category: Science blog June 5, 2014

Rates of anal cancer have quadrupled since the mid-70s, but why? We explore the possible reasons, and ask why the media didn’t cover the story.

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