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

Category: Science blog November 21, 2018 2 comments

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?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 5 comments

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

Category: Science blog October 27, 2016 4 comments

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

Category: Science blog July 21, 2016 Comments are closed

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?

Category: Science blog November 18, 2015 5 comments

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

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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

Category: Science blog November 2, 2015 Comments are closed

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

Category: Science blog September 25, 2015 Comments are closed

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?

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: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?

Category: Science blog July 24, 2014 1 comment

This entry is part 7 of 24 in the series Science Snaps

We explore some images and video from a new study revealing how groups of melanoma cells may work together to spread around the body.

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#nomakeupselfie – some questions answered

Category: Science blog March 25, 2014 80 comments

What does £8m pay for? And what about the polar bears? We answer your questions about #nomakeupselfie.

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