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Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research

Category: Science Blog October 21, 2014

Our latest funding scheme focuses on the emerging field of biotherapeutics – smarter cancer treatments based on cells and biological molecules.

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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

Category: Science Blog October 16, 2014

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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A year of research – and 13 milestones you helped fund

Category: Science Blog July 25, 2014

To coincide with the publication of our Annual Review, here are some of the key research milestones that our amazing supporters have helped fund.

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Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

We look at the science behind media stories about a ‘simple blood test’ that apparently can ‘predict breast cancer’.

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New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Category: Science Blog June 2, 2014

In the light of continued media attention, we explain the science behind two exciting new types of immunotherapy drug, called PD-1 and PD-L1 blockers.

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Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

Category: Science Blog April 9, 2014

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

Concluding our story on Epstein-Barr virus and cancer, we explore the ongoing research into the virus and how this could lead to treatments in the future.

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The link between cancer and infections

Category: Science Blog February 26, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 5 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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