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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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Could aspirin boost cancer immunotherapy?

Category: Science blog September 3, 2015

We explore new research suggesting that aspirin might help boost the cancer-fighting effects of immunotherapy in mice.

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Science Snaps: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?

Category: Science blog July 24, 2014

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Science Snaps

We explore some images and video from a new study revealing how groups of melanoma cells may work together to spread around the body.

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#nomakeupselfie – some questions answered

Category: Science blog March 25, 2014

What does £8m pay for? And what about the polar bears? We answer your questions about #nomakeupselfie.

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Cancer cells spreading around the body – a dangerous game?

Category: Science blog September 11, 2013

Research is showing how understanding the key controls that make cells move could help fight the lethal spread of cancer.

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Another clue to how the naked mole rat stays cancer free

Category: Science blog June 20, 2013

Kilometres of winding tunnels under the tropical grasslands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could harbour vital clues to preventing cancer and living longer. The...

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Animal research is helping us beat cancer

Category: Science blog June 21, 2011

More people are surviving cancer than ever before. Thanks to decades of research, survival from cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, giving thousands of peo...

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