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Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

Category: Science blog December 10, 2015 2 comments

This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

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Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore the reasons behind the nation’s rising rates of mouth cancer.

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When defences attack: the hidden cause of cancer hiding in our cells

Category: Science blog May 12, 2015 Comments are closed

We look at APOBECs – biological double-agents that start out as a friend to our cells but morph into a deadly enemy as cancers develop.

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Category: Science blog December 25, 2014 1 comment

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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Crowdfunding cancer research – our latest experiment and how you can help

Category: Science blog November 14, 2014 6 comments

We’ve launched three exciting crowdfunding projects with our researchers. Will they receive the money they need? Only you can decide.

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HPV: the whole story, warts and all

Category: Science blog September 16, 2014 8 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science blog August 22, 2014 Comments are closed

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science blog June 9, 2014 13 comments

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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Why we need to talk more about anal cancer

Category: Science blog June 5, 2014 14 comments

Rates of anal cancer have quadrupled since the mid-70s, but why? We explore the possible reasons, and ask why the media didn’t cover the story.

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Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

Category: Science blog April 9, 2014 8 comments

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

Concluding our story on Epstein-Barr virus and cancer, we explore the ongoing research into the virus and how this could lead to treatments in the future.

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