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Stopping the spread: A revolution in how we think about metastasis

Research from our Cambridge Institute has shown us that metastasis isn’t a process unique to cancer, revolutionising the way we think about cell dissemination. 

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NICE doesn’t recommend olaparib for patients with certain prostate cancers

NICE does not recommend olaparib (Lynparza) for people with a type of advanced prostate cancer, as the treatment is not deemed cost-effective

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How cancer hijacks cell death: a new view of metastasis

Professor Jody Rosenblatt tells us why dysregulated cell death could have an impact not only on metastasis, but also therapy resistance.

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Science Snaps: stopping cancer in its tracks

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Our scientists at the Beatson Institute are using powerful microscopes to zoom in on how cancer cells move.

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Science Snaps: targeting cancers’ surroundings

This entry is part 28 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists are intercepting conversations between supporting cells and blood vessels that could help cancer spread.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancers metastasise, but others don’t?’

This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

There are many unanswered questions about how and why cancer spreads around the body. But one thing we do know is that only some cancers metastasise.

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Predicting lung cancer’s return at surgery

New lung cancer research shows that detecting potential tumour cells leaving the vein in the lung at surgery may predict the diseases return.

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Science Snaps: solving the mystery of an oddly-shaped tumour

This entry is part 27 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists have developed an entirely new way to look at tumours. And it’s helped them solve the mystery of how some pancreatic tumours develop.

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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

This entry is part 26 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

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Science Surgery: ‘How do tumours ‘know’ where to spread?’

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

It’s hard to talking about cancers ‘knowing’ something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.

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