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A few weeks ago, we wrote about the importance of protecting scientific research from the impending government cuts. While we…

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Being physically active can help reduce the risk of womb cancer

Keeping active is great for your health. It keeps excess fat at bay, gives you a rush of mood-enhancing endorphins,…

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Relatives of young breast cancer patients could face increased risks of other cancers

Both male and female relatives of women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 are potentially at an increased risk of other cancers.

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Exercise reduces risk of developing womb cancer

Women who exercise and keep active are around 30 per cent less likely to develop womb cancer than couch potatoes – according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

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Researchers discover genetic ‘volume control’ for inherited breast cancers

Back in the 1990s, Cancer Research UK scientists played a fundamental role in the discovery of two major “cancer genes”,…

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Scientists discover how ‘winning cell’ guides blood vessel growth

Cancer Research UK scientists have found for the first time that cells compete with each other to guide the ‘sprouting’ and growth of blood vessels, and they have identified how the balance of key receptors on cells control this process.

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MyProjects – Discovering new drugs for prostate cancer

MyProjects is an exciting new way to support our research into different types of cancer. Simply choose the cancer you…

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Progress in pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer comes with stark statistics attached. Often not diagnosed until it has spread, it’s one of the most difficult…

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Molecular signal behind nerve repair may have role in tumour spread

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how tumours may spread throughout the peripheral nervous system – by mimicking signals given out when nerves are repaired, reveals research published in Cell.

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Scientists reveal gut stem cell secrets

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that gut stem cells replace each other in a ‘one in, one out’ system, which is completely different to previously accepted theories. The research is published online in Science today.

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