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.
Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.
Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.
Category: Science blog October 31, 2017
Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.
Category: Science blog September 29, 2017
Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.
Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.
Category: Science blog March 9, 2017
New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.
Category: Science blog February 1, 2017
Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.
Category: Science blog November 10, 2016
Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.