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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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Scientists halt breast cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread.

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Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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One dose of radiotherapy relieves spinal cord compression in advanced cancer patients

Giving a single dose of radiotherapy to patients with cancer that has spread relieves spinal cord compression.

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Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer’s return

The first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded TRACERx* lung cancer study show how tracking tumour evolution can help predict relapse.

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Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

A new early stage study sheds some light on how a molecule helps ‘young’ skin cells move, which could tell us more about skin cancer.

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

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

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