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30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

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Gene editing technology could help engineer better cancer targeting immune cells

We explore how the latest gene editing technology could help our scientists engineer immune cells to precisely target and kill cancer cells.

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Immunotherapy cancer ‘cure’ headlines distract from fascinating science

We explore today’s headlines about new US research on immunotherapy for blood cancers.

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CAR T cells: Engineering a cancer-fighting immune super soldier

We explore the promise and challenges of research looking to engineer patients’ immune cells to fight cancer.

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Eye gene acts as ‘partner in crime’ in leukaemia mystery case

Our scientists have solved the mystery of why a gene involved in human eye development may also play a role in an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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The cheek of it – how you could help beat blood cancer

Find out about blood stem cell donation, how you could get involved and even help save someone’s life

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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

This entry is part 18 of 30 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Reading the code: Professor Tony Kouzarides

The lab of Cancer Research UK scientist Professor Tony Kouzarides focuses on how genes get turned on and off – we explore his work and how it links to cancer.

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No, doctors did not “inject HIV into a dying girl” to treat her cancer

Experimental cancer treatments often hit the headlines, we’ve taken a look at the science behind a story involving cancer, HIV and the immune system.

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