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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

Category: Science blog November 6, 2016 Comments are closed

We’re in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

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Meet our new research fellows 2016

Category: Science blog October 6, 2016 2 comments

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

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Flicking the switch on cancer’s immaturity

Category: Science blog September 29, 2016 2 comments

Cancers are often born from just one cell that became faulty, developing into a tumour by copying itself over and…

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Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

Category: Science blog September 16, 2015 Comments are closed

We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such as proteins. And faulty genes do indeed cause cells to grow out of control, leading to cancer. But it isn’t just the sequence of the DNA that matters, but also how it’s used that’s important.

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Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’

Category: Science blog June 27, 2014 3 comments

We look at the science behind media stories about a ‘simple blood test’ that apparently can ‘predict breast cancer’.

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Reading the code: Professor Tony Kouzarides

Category: Science blog October 25, 2013 Comments are closed

The lab of Cancer Research UK scientist Professor Tony Kouzarides focuses on how genes get turned on and off – we explore his work and how it links to cancer.

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A new age of cancer classification and treatment

Category: Science blog October 15, 2013 4 comments

Large-scale studies from across the globe are providing genetic clues that link different tumours – but what does this mean for how we define and treat cancer?

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New breast cancer ‘blood test’ is still work in progress

Category: Science blog May 3, 2012 Comments are closed

Earlier this week, the news was full of stories about a ‘blood test’ that can apparently predict a woman’s risk…

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