Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?
Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.
Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.
Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.
Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.
Category: Science blog April 18, 2017
A team of scientists are aiming to improve our understanding of what causes cancer, potentially preventing more cases in the future.
Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.