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Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

Category: Science blog April 10, 2019 0 comments

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

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?

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The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Category: Science blog March 20, 2019 5 comments

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin’s evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

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Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Category: Science blog March 13, 2019 22 comments

Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.

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Downloading the genetic rules of cancer 

Category: Science blog February 4, 2019 1 comment

Scientists are working to document all the faults in the DNA of cancer cells to help them understand how cancer works.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 16 comments

This entry is part 17 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

Category: Science blog November 1, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 23 of 25 in the series Science Snaps

We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.

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Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

Category: Science blog October 18, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect.

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Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”

Category: Science blog May 29, 2018 Comments are closed

This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.

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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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