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Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog April 14, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Grand Challenge five: build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer

Category: Science blog January 20, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

We home in on the fifth of our Grand Challenges, and ask the experts about what it will take to build a ‘Google Street View’ for 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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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

Category: Science blog October 16, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2015 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

The world’s biggest cancer experts have selected 7 research challenges that must be tackled to beat cancer – we take a look at what they chose.

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Recently funded research – understanding what makes cancer tick

Category: Science blog October 2, 2015 Comments are closed

Here are a few highlights from the research projects our Science Committee funded in April.

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Do you think that’s air you’re breathing? How cancer cells corrupt the matrix

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015 Comments are closed

Cancer cells can corrupt their healthy counterparts to help them spread around the body. We explore new research looking to stop them.

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A legacy of ground-breaking research

Category: Science blog September 9, 2015 Comments are closed

Read the inspiring story of how a generous gift left by a couple in their Will is helping our scientists understand how cancers spread.

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Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

Category: Science blog September 2, 2015 1 comment

Two years ago we launched a pioneering £15m lung cancer study. Find out what’s happened since, through the eyes of Terrence, a patient taking part.

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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Category: Science blog August 21, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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