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Early-onset cancer: why are more young adults being diagnosed?

Cancer rates in adults under 50 have been rising since the 1990s. Our researchers are leading the effort to turn the trend around.

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A radical project: video game design meets cancer research

The same techniques that make video games so popular can help us treat cancer. Owen Harris, designer of a new VR tool for studying tumours, tells us how.

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The Nobel Prize winner helping us treat children’s cancers

Professor Carolyn Bertozzi won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She’s using all she’s learned to create better treatments for solid tumours in children.

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How “the most advanced machine learning approach” is finding new cancer-causing mutational signatures

A team of researchers has developed a new tool to identify mutational signatures in cancer DNA that’s quickly establishing itself as the best of the best.  

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From smart knives to virtual reality tumours: five innovations in understanding cancer

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Cancer Revolutionaries

We dive into five innovations from the world’s greatest minds that could transform the way we deal with cancer

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‘Normal’ cells and ‘cancer’s surprising circular DNA’: Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

We’re unpacking two recently funded Cancer Grand Challenges, and introducing the global, multidisciplinary teams taking them on.

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Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 1: what makes a grand challenge?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

Today, Cancer Grand Challenges announced four new teams that have each received £20 million in funding to take on the biggest challenges in cancer research

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Picking out the patterns: How scientists are finding cancer’s signatures in tumour DNA

An international team of researchers have identified 21 common faults in cancer DNA using an algorithm that works similarly to Netflix

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Bjorn Saven: “By supporting early career researchers to do their jobs really well, we can help move the world forward”

We speak with the industrialist, investor and Cancer Research UK supporter about his substantial donation to support our early career researchers… and why he changed his mind about cancer research.

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Predicting future breast cancer with precision

An international team of Cancer Grand Challenges scientists are conducting one biggest studies of its kind to try to predict who will develop invasive breast cancer.

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