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

Category: Science blog April 26, 2016 4 comments

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

Category: Science blog April 15, 2016 11 comments

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

Category: Science blog February 16, 2016 27 comments

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

Category: Science blog January 19, 2016 3 comments

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

Category: Science blog September 14, 2015 Comments are closed

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

Category: Science blog March 5, 2015 1 comment

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

Category: Science blog October 16, 2014 2 comments

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

Category: Science blog September 26, 2014 Comments are closed

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

Category: Science blog October 25, 2013 Comments are closed

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

Category: Science blog June 25, 2013 83 comments

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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