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It’s time to be positive about triple negative breast cancer

Category: Science Blog June 30, 2014

Triple negative breast cancer has poorer survival and is less well understood than other types, but research is making a difference.

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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 7 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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Could measles cure cancer? Uh, not exactly…

Category: Science Blog May 16, 2014

Media outlets are awash with the news that researchers in the US have apparently cured cancer with the measles virus. What are the facts behind the headlines?

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Could ‘stealth’ viruses and microbubbles help treat cancer?

Category: Science Blog February 14, 2014

Our researchers are developing innovative new techniques to find better ways to treat cancer in the future.

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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

Category: Science Blog January 20, 2014

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Our milestones

In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.

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Sleeping Beauty reveals childhood brain tumour’s secrets

Category: Science Blog January 17, 2014

Researchers are using a technique called Sleeping Beauty to probe the genetic faults that drive medulloblastoma, the most common type of childhood brain tumour.

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‘Drugging the undruggable’ – another step towards blocking Ras

Category: Science Blog November 22, 2013

Following this week’s news that a once ‘undruggable’ cancer-causing molecule could now be blocked, we asked our experts for their thoughts on the research.

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