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Pancreatic cancer cells use the same energy as sprinters’ muscles to spread

Our scientists are using hydrogels to understand more about how pancreatic cancer cells spread.

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Science Snaps: stopping cancer in its tracks

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Our scientists at the Beatson Institute are using powerful microscopes to zoom in on how cancer cells move.

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British Science Week 2020: how different approaches are helping us beat cancer

To celebrate British Science Week 2020, we spoke to 3 researchers with vastly different science experience.

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Evolution, sex and TRACERx: how cancer’s ‘spare tyre’ helps it survive  

New research reveals how some cancer cells double their genome to help them survive. Find out more about cancer’s ‘spare tyre’.

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Science Surgery: ‘Are benign tumours different from cancerous tumours?’

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Science Surgery

We chat to neurosurgeon Dr Stuart Smith about the differences between benign and cancerous tumours, and how the word ‘benign’ can often be misleading.

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Tracing the toxic fingerprint of a bacterium in our gut 

This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

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The making of a living ovarian cancer biobank

Our scientists are growing a living ovarian cancer biobank in Manchester.

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Science Snaps: targeting cancers’ surroundings

This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists are intercepting conversations between supporting cells and blood vessels that could help cancer spread.

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Blood tests: using blood to detect cancer early

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Detecting cancer early

The idea of taking a small vial of blood and being able to detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages is an attractive one.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancers metastasise, but others don’t?’

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Science Surgery

There are many unanswered questions about how and why cancer spreads around the body. But one thing we do know is that only some cancers metastasise.

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