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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015 5 comments

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015 2 comments

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

Category: Science blog October 16, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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Expert Opinion – Professor Peter Johnson on cancer immunotherapy

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015 2 comments

We quiz our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, to get his take on the history of cancer immunotherapy and where the field is heading.

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A legacy of ground-breaking research

Category: Science blog September 9, 2015 Comments are closed

Read the inspiring story of how a generous gift left by a couple in their Will is helping our scientists understand how cancers spread.

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Could aspirin boost cancer immunotherapy?

Category: Science blog September 3, 2015 2 comments

We explore new research suggesting that aspirin might help boost the cancer-fighting effects of immunotherapy in mice.

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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Category: Science blog August 21, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 13 of 26 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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NHS England must act as patients miss out on cancer drug tests

Category: Science blog August 20, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore our latest report showing that thousands of cancer patients are missing out on genetic tests for targeted cancer drugs.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015 39 comments

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

Category: Science blog June 5, 2015 1 comment

We take a look back at the excitement from – and add a few important caveats to – the research from this year’s big US cancer conference.

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