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Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

Category: Science blog July 2, 2018 1 comment

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 4 comments

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock...

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Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

Category: Science blog May 21, 2018 7 comments

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

Category: Science blog September 1, 2017 3 comments

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children’s cancers.

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“What’s happening to make treatments better and less horrible?”– Alyssa’s story

Category: Science blog August 7, 2017 15 comments

When she was four, Alyssa was diagnosed with cancer. Here, she and her mom Angela tell her story.

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Testing a new immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma

Category: Science blog May 3, 2017 4 comments

A researcher explains an early stage clinical trial testing the potential of a new type of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma.

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Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Category: Science blog January 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Meet our new leaders, who are spearheading research to tackle some of the biggest questions we need to answer to help more people survive cancer.

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Children’s cancer survivors face a tough question: do you want to ever have kids?

Category: Science blog November 21, 2016 2 comments

We spoke to four young cancer survivors about the fertility issues they faced after cancer treatment.

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Why I became a children’s cancer researcher – Richard’s story

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 11 comments

Professor Richard Gilbertson's journey into research began in medical school. Find out what motivated him to become a world-leading expert in children's brain t...

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