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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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Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

Category: Science blog February 28, 2019 9 comments

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Science Surgery

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.

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Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Category: Science blog July 12, 2018 1 comment

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Category: Science blog November 30, 2017 3 comments

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 Comments are closed

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog September 29, 2017 Comments are closed

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

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This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Category: Science blog May 2, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 14 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

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Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

Category: Science blog March 9, 2017 Comments are closed

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Category: Science blog February 1, 2017 Comments are closed

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Category: Science blog November 10, 2016 Comments are closed

Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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