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Researchers in Manchester have developed CUPiD, a blood test that could transform the diagnostic journey of someone with cancer of unknown primary. Researchers in Manchester have developed CUPiD, a blood test that could transform the diagnostic journey of someone with cancer of unknown primary.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 23 April 2024

23 April 2024

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You may have seen media coverage of a study that looked at changes in different types of cells from people who smoked and people who vaped. Let's break down what the results really show. You may have seen media coverage of a study that looked at changes in different types of cells from people who smoked and people who vaped. Let's break down what the results really show.

by Julia Cotterill | Analysis | 20 March 2024

20 March 2024

  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show. We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

by Cancer Research UK | Analysis | 6 November 2016

6 November 2016

  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Meet our new research fellows 2016

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer. Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

by Catherine Pickworth | Analysis | 6 October 2016

6 October 2016

A cell dividing

Researchers have discovered a reversible genetic switch that plays a role in cancer cells' eternal youth. Researchers have discovered a reversible genetic switch that plays a role in cancer cells' eternal youth.

by Justine Alford | Analysis | 29 September 2016

29 September 2016

Pancreatic cancer cell
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Pancreatic cancer found to be four separate diseases

Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer can be divided into four separate types, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer can be divided into four separate types, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

by In collaboration with PA Media Group | News | 25 February 2016

25 February 2016

Self defence
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

Targeting cancer’s self-defence mechanisms

We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such as proteins. And faulty genes do indeed cause cells to grow out of control, leading to cancer. But it isn’t just the sequence of the DNA that matters, but also how it’s used that’s important. We often talk about cancer as being a disease caused by mistakes in DNA – the genetic instructions inside all our cells that tell them to make molecules such as proteins. And faulty genes do indeed cause cells to grow out of control, leading to cancer. But it isn’t just the sequence of the DNA that matters, but also how it’s used that’s important.

by Cancer Research UK | Analysis | 16 September 2015

16 September 2015

  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

Scientists discover how cells overpower cancer drug

Cancer Research UK scientists have found how cells adapt to overcome cancer drugs designed to interfere with their genetic controls. Cancer Research UK scientists have found how cells adapt to overcome cancer drugs designed to interfere with their genetic controls.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 16 September 2015

16 September 2015

We look at the science behind media stories about a 'simple blood test' that apparently can 'predict breast cancer'. We look at the science behind media stories about a 'simple blood test' that apparently can 'predict breast cancer'.

by Henry Scowcroft | Analysis | 27 June 2014

27 June 2014

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The lab of Cancer Research UK scientist Professor Tony Kouzarides focuses on how genes get turned on and off - we explore his work and how it links to cancer. The lab of Cancer Research UK scientist Professor Tony Kouzarides focuses on how genes get turned on and off - we explore his work and how it links to cancer.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 25 October 2013

25 October 2013

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  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

A new age of cancer classification and treatment

Large-scale studies from across the globe are providing genetic clues that link different tumours - but what does this mean for how we define and treat cancer? Large-scale studies from across the globe are providing genetic clues that link different tumours - but what does this mean for how we define and treat cancer?

by Oliver Childs | Analysis | 15 October 2013

15 October 2013