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TRAIL and error – flipping cancer’s self-destruct switch

Category: Science blog April 16, 2015

We explore new research showing how particular genetic faults inside cancer cells can subvert a self-destruct switch and instead encourage cancer to spread.

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Migration, settlement, and more migration: how prostate cancers spread

Category: Science blog April 1, 2015

We explore new research tracing the origins of prostate cancer and how the disease spreads around the body.

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Crowdfunding cancer research – our latest experiment and how you can help

Category: Science blog November 14, 2014

We’ve launched three exciting crowdfunding projects with our researchers. Will they receive the money they need? Only you can decide.

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A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Category: Science blog October 14, 2014

Our scientists have found that melanoma cells follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, encouraging them to spread.

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

Category: Science blog July 24, 2014

This entry is part 7 of 11 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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Science Snaps: how skin cancer spreads – the round or flat of it

Category: Science blog June 25, 2014

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Science Snaps

With an image hot off the microscope, we look at how shape-shifting melanoma cells deploy different groups of enzymes to help them spread.

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