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The breast cancer ‘avatar’ mice that could help personalise treatment 

The Personalised Breast Cancer Programme in Cambridge is pioneering ways to tackle hard-to-treat breast cancer.

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What can tumours in Tasmanian devils teach us about immunotherapy resistance?

A peculiar type of tumour, in an even more peculiar type of animal, could hold some clues to help scientists overcome immunotherapy resistance in humans.

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Sugar supplement slows cancer growth in mice, but patients shouldn’t rush to health food shops

New research suggests giving a sugar supplement, called mannose, to mice with cancer slows tumour growth.

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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

There’s more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

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Zebrafish reveal brain tumours’ secret ally

Our scientists have made it possible to see the unexpected relationship between immune cells and brain tumour cells.

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From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance.

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Can pigeons home in on cancer?

Pigeons may provide insights on how pathologists, radiologists spot cancer.

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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

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Stopping cancer’s scrum for survival

Our scientists have discovered that similar to a rugby maul, cancer cells can ward off tumour-killing immune cells through an important cellular signal.

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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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