We look at the research made possible by people who donate their bodies after their death, including helping scientists understand how advanced cancers spread.
It’s hard to talking about cancers ‘knowing’ something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.
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?
Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.
Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin’s evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.
Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that’s found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.
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.
In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from exciting new treatments.
Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.