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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Category: Science blog February 14, 2019 0 comments

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Downloading the genetic rules of cancer 

Category: Science blog February 4, 2019 0 comments

Scientists are working to document all the faults in the DNA of cancer cells to help them understand how cancer works.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 4 comments

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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How new tests might help find treatments for cancers with no known origin

Category: Science blog January 21, 2019 1 comment

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

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A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

Category: Science blog January 3, 2019 51 comments

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

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Our top researchers share their ambitions for 2019

Category: Science blog January 2, 2019 52 comments

We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.

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Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Category: Science blog December 6, 2018 1 comment

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

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‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients

Category: Science blog December 5, 2018 9 comments

A ’10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

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Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Category: Science blog December 4, 2018 12 comments

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

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Science Snaps: spotting lung cancers’ ‘crime hotspots’

Category: Science blog November 26, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists are turning to crime-mapping tech as a new way to look at cancer.

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