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A mouse-eared bat flying out of a cave

Bats rarely get cancer. They also resist viruses that kill humans, and some don't even seem to age. Scientists think that it might have something to do with their ability to fly – and that we can copy some of their tricks. Bats rarely get cancer. They also resist viruses that kill humans, and some don't even seem to age. Scientists think that it might have something to do with their ability to fly – and that we can copy some of their tricks.

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 31 October 2023

31 October 2023

A team of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have been investigating the role of exercise in reducing the risk of liver cancer in mice A team of Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have been investigating the role of exercise in reducing the risk of liver cancer in mice

by Alex Lathbridge | Analysis | 15 February 2021

15 February 2021

Naked Mole-Rat on Dr Ewan St. John Smith

Naked mole-rats' exceptional resistance to cancer is thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer cells multiplying, according to new research. Naked mole-rats' exceptional resistance to cancer is thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer cells multiplying, according to new research.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 1 July 2020

1 July 2020

Tasmanian devil sits on grass

A peculiar type of tumour, in an even more peculiar type of animal, could hold some clues to help scientists overcome immunotherapy resistance in humans. A peculiar type of tumour, in an even more peculiar type of animal, could hold some clues to help scientists overcome immunotherapy resistance in humans.

by Ethan Meyers | Analysis | 26 September 2019

26 September 2019

Chocolate

There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say. There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 8 December 2016

8 December 2016

An image of an MRI scan of a brain with the glioblastoma tumour in white.

Our scientists have made it possible to see the unexpected relationship between immune cells and brain tumour cells. Our scientists have made it possible to see the unexpected relationship between immune cells and brain tumour cells.

by Gabriella Beer | Analysis | 27 October 2016

27 October 2016

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  • Health & Medicine

From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance. Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 21 July 2016

21 July 2016

  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Can pigeons home in on cancer?

Pigeons may provide insights on how pathologists, radiologists spot cancer. Pigeons may provide insights on how pathologists, radiologists spot cancer.

by Misha Gajewski | Analysis | 18 November 2015

18 November 2015

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues. New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

by Nick Peel | Analysis | 2 November 2015

2 November 2015