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

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

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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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick’s question.

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9 burning questions about CRISPR genome editing answered

In this post we’ll be exploring the gene editing technology CRISPR by answering some of the most common questions that pop up.

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Science Snaps: fixing a cellular ‘antenna’

This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

We find out about how cells can ignore messages that would otherwise control them.

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain brain tumours better.

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

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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Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell’s ‘master controller’, which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

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