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

Category: Science blog October 19, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 16 of 18 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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Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog April 14, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Grand Challenge five: build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer

Category: Science blog January 20, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

We home in on the fifth of our Grand Challenges, and ask the experts about what it will take to build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer.

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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

Category: Science blog November 2, 2015 Comments are closed

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

Category: Science blog October 16, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2015 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

The world’s biggest cancer experts have selected 7 research challenges that must be tackled to beat cancer – we take a look at what they chose.

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Recently funded research – understanding what makes cancer tick

Category: Science blog October 2, 2015 Comments are closed

Here are a few highlights from the research projects our Science Committee funded in April.

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Do you think that’s air you’re breathing? How cancer cells corrupt the matrix

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015 Comments are closed

Cancer cells can corrupt their healthy counterparts to help them spread around the body. We explore new research looking to stop them.

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