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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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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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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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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 19 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Category: Science blog March 20, 2019 10 comments

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin’s evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

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Science Snaps: revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer

Category: Science blog March 19, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 25 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that’s found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.

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Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Category: Science blog March 18, 2019 0 comments

Lab-grown cells live on liquid food called cell culture media. But off-the-shelf recipes could be skewing experiments, posing a challenge for cancer research.

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