Posts

October 22, 2014

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5:00 PM | Science Snaps: peering inside an expanding lymph node
Our scientists have shown for the first time how lymph nodes swell during infection, producing some striking images along the way.

October 21, 2014

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9:29 AM | Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research
Our latest funding scheme focuses on the emerging field of biotherapeutics – smarter cancer treatments based on cells and biological molecules.

October 20, 2014

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4:56 PM | Keeping cancer on the political agenda – this year’s Party Conferences
We look back on this year's Party Conferences, highlighting our work to keep cancer on the political agenda ahead of the next General Election.

October 18, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – melanoma ‘breadcrumb trail, blood cell treatment, fashion and more
A melanoma ‘breadcrumb’ trail helps the disease spread, promising experimental blood cell treatment, plus what happens when science and fashion combine?

October 16, 2014

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11:48 AM | Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters
From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

October 14, 2014

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6:00 PM | A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread
Our scientists have found that melanoma cells follow the ‘trail’ of a naturally-occurring molecule in the body, encouraging them to spread.

October 11, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – lung cancer evolution, Nobel Prizes, green tea and more
New research showing lung cancer may lie dormant for 20 years, this year’s crop of Nobel Prizes, and can green tea fight cancer?

October 09, 2014

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6:00 PM | Lung cancer evolution – a journey through space and time
Two new studies reveal the processes in our cells that cause lung cancers develop - a process that can take more than twenty years.

October 07, 2014

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12:40 PM | Two million reasons to beat cancer
Making sure the Government prioritises cancer is a crucial part of our work - that's why we're backing the 2 million reasons initiative.

October 06, 2014

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9:45 AM | Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize
In 2001, our researchers Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse won a share of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. We look back at their achievements.

October 04, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – imaging boost for neuroblastoma, Stoptober, mantis shrimps and more
Testing a more accurate imaging technique for neuroblastoma, 11 million work days lost to smoking, plus mantis shrimp eye technology and more.

October 03, 2014

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3:48 PM | Citizen Science: “you don’t need to be qualified to do this”
To mark the launch of our latest Citizen Science game, Reverse The Odds, we caught up with one the researchers that you'll be helping by playing the game.

October 01, 2014

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2:52 PM | “Early diagnosis resulted in my cancer experience being a positive one” – Clive’s story
Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors Clive Barley shares his personal story of bowel cancer and why he campaigns for Government to improve early diagnosis.

September 29, 2014

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11:05 AM | Accelerating new treatments – our Centre for Drug Development
Something extraordinary is happening right now. Impelled by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, researchers, medics, funding agencies, pharmaceutical companies and regulators have joined forces to get potential solutions to the crisis into testing at unprecedented speed. Development of medicines doesn’t usually proceed at this pace. Research into promising vaccines for Ebola had been stalled […]

September 27, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – skirt size, early diagnosis, smoking graphics and more
Can changes in skirt size predict breast cancer risk? Can raised blood calcium detect cancer early? Probably not! Find out why in our weekly news digest.

September 26, 2014

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12:26 PM | Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all
A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

September 25, 2014

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5:01 PM | The Cancer Patient Experience Survey – questions have been asked…now what?
It may seem as though we’re constantly asked to give feedback – but what’s more important is knowing what’s happened as a result of our comments – have we learnt anything? What’s changed? The Cancer Patient Experience Survey – published today – has been incredibly useful in finding out what is happening on the ground […]
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