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Mitochondrial DNA in cancer: small genome, big impact

Payam Gammage believes understanding the mutations in mtDNA could reveal indicators of cancer prognosis and a new focus for therapeutics.

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Stressed out – the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy, but at a cost

A group of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are beginning to discover new vulnerabilities in cancer cells, which emerge when they enter ‘survival mode’.

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New method analyses DNA changes with ‘unprecedented accuracy’

Using the technology, scientists have revealed that cell division isn’t necessarily the main cause of genetic changes in human tissue DNA.

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Scientists developing new class of drug for leukaemia

Scientists are developing a new drug for treating acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a type of blood cancer that affects around 3,100 people in the UK each year. 

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E-cigarettes: what we know and what we don’t

It’s been a decade since e-cigarettes first gained popularity in the UK. And as the popularity levels of e-cigarettes grew, so did the debate around them.

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Cancer Research UK appoints Bayo Adelaja as new Trustee 

Responsible for setting the Charity’s strategic direction, Cancer Research UK’s Council of Trustees plays a vital role in setting the organisation’s agenda.

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The art of practising sustainable science

Labs and research institutions are responsible for a huge amount of waste. We spoke to 3 researchers who are taking the problem into their own hands.

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WHO’s plans to create a ‘cervical cancer-free future’

Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced their plans to create a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem.

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Cancer Research UK superstore opens in Bristol 

The superstore will help the charity continue to fund life-saving cancer research.

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Cytosponge-AI combo could help doctors diagnose Barrett’s oesophagus

Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have developed a tool to help experts diagnose a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

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