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Expert opinion: Professor Charlie Swanton – plotting a route through cancer evolution

Science Blog February 28, 2014

Professor Charlie Swanton wants to know how tumours evolve. Read about his latest research and the next steps in targeting tumour diversity.

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The link between cancer and infections

Science Blog February 26, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

Can you catch cancer? The answer is no, but you can pick up an infection that increases the chances of developing certain types.

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Reading the code: Professor Tony Kouzarides

Science Blog October 25, 2013

The lab of Cancer Research UK scientist Professor Tony Kouzarides focuses on how genes get turned on and off – we explore his work and how it links to cancer.

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A new age of cancer classification and treatment

Science Blog October 15, 2013

Large-scale studies from across the globe are providing genetic clues that link different tumours – but what does this mean for how we define and treat cancer?

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DNA untwister is a new tumour suppressor

Science Blog October 10, 2013

Our researchers are looking at the links between tangled DNA and cancer – find out how a DNA detangling molecule could protect against tumours.

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Doing the twist on damaged DNA – Simon Boulton wins the Paul Marks cancer research prize

Science Blog September 23, 2013

Cancer Research UK scientist Dr Simon Boulton has won a prestigious award for his research – we chatted with him about his current work and future goals.

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Huge genetic analysis points to cancer-causing culprits

Science Blog August 14, 2013

New research has identified genetic clues that could help scientists fingerprint a cancer and help pinpoint its origin – we take an in-depth look.

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