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Science Snaps: solving the mystery of an oddly-shaped tumour

Category: Science blog August 12, 2019 2 comments

This entry is part 27 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists have developed an entirely new way to look at tumours. And it’s helped them solve the mystery of how some pancreatic tumours develop.

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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Category: Science blog June 24, 2019 1 comment

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

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NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

Category: Science blog June 19, 2019 0 comments

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

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The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Category: Science blog June 17, 2019 25 comments

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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Learning about advanced cancer from the people who donate their bodies after death

Category: Science blog May 28, 2019 5 comments

We look at the research made possible by people who donate their bodies after their death, including helping scientists understand how advanced cancers spread.

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Category: Science blog May 15, 2019 12 comments

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Category: Science blog May 2, 2019 0 comments

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2019 87 comments

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Science Surgery: ‘How do tumours ‘know’ where to spread?’

Category: Science blog April 18, 2019 16 comments

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Science Surgery

It’s hard to talking about cancers ‘knowing’ something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.

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Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

Category: Science blog April 10, 2019 3 comments

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?

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