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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from cells called melanocytes. It’s the 5th most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 new cases of melanoma in the UK each year.

Blocking the escape routes: how an HIV drug exposes skin cancer’s weaknesses

A new study from our scientists has found that treating melanoma cells with an HIV drug could make them more sensitive to a ‘targeted’ cancer drug.

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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

This entry is part 13 of 30 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

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

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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