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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 13 comments

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

Category: Science blog January 24, 2018 0 comments

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 Comments are closed

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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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Category: Science blog August 21, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

Category: Science blog February 23, 2017 1 comment

A new early stage study sheds some light on how a molecule helps ‘young’ skin cells move, which could tell us more about skin cancer.

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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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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 5 comments

There’s more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

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Science Snaps: how knowing the shape of cancer cells could improve treatments

Category: Science blog October 19, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series Science Snaps

We step behind the microscope to look at research into shape-shifting cancer cells that’s funded by Stand Up To Cancer.

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Building tumours in the lab – a how to guide

Category: Science blog July 4, 2016 2 comments

Our scientists in London are taking apart tumours and rebuilding artificial versions in the lab to help test the latest treatments.

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Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

Category: Science blog May 13, 2016 2 comments

We’ve announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

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