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Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Category: Science blog March 18, 2019 0 comments

Cell culture is at the heart of cancer research. Dr Saverio Tardito, from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, has developed his own cell culture medium which, Plasmax™ he intends to make commercially available for labs across the world.

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News digest – online prostate cancer predictor, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook and Bluetooth headphones

Category: Science blog March 16, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: prostate cancer predictions, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook rewritten and do wireless headphones cause cancer?

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Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Category: Science blog March 13, 2019 2 comments

Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.

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News digest – bladder cancer waiting times, crowdfunding cancer treatment and a cervical screening rebrand

Category: Science blog March 9, 2019 1 comment

In this week’s news: cervical screening campaign launches in England and research in mice suggests why cancer commonly spreads to the liver.

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International Women’s Day: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in cancer research 

Category: Science blog March 8, 2019 5 comments

Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. And we wanted to change that. We held International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and update pages about women in cancer research.

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News digest – cancer stem cells, breast screening, liquid biopsies and vaping in teens

Category: Science blog March 2, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: breast screening rates in the UK fall to the lowest in 10 years and a new report looks at vaping in young people.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

Category: Science blog February 28, 2019 6 comments

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from exciting new treatments.

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News digest – smoking and melanoma, global cervical cancer rates, flexible drug pricing and great white sharks

Category: Science blog February 23, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: smoking may limit the body’s ability to flexible drug pricing could speed up NHS access.

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Linking cancer drug prices to treatment success could speed up approvals. But what do patients consider success?

Category: Science blog February 21, 2019 3 comments

With NHS budgets stretched, it’s critical that cancer drugs offer value for money. We’ve teamed up with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to investigate a different approach to drug pricing.

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A tribute to Peter Rainey 

Category: Science blog February 19, 2019 2 comments

We pay tribute to Peter Rainey – a passionate and dedicated patient advocate who helped put people affected by cancer at the heart of our research programme.

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