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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Brain tumours are one of the biggest challenges in cancer research, but we have a plan to tackle them.

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Eye gene acts as ‘partner in crime’ in leukaemia mystery case

Our scientists have solved the mystery of why a gene involved in human eye development may also play a role in an aggressive form of blood cancer.

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Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue near you to tell all.

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Producing new blood cells – why reading the recipe matters

From Bake Off to the immune system – we explore exciting new research that shows why following the genetic recipe is crucial for producing normal blood cells.

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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From lab coats to Lycra – Oxford researchers run Race for Life

As a first year PhD student, I can usually be found slaving away at the bench and looking after my…

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Tracing the roots of breast cancer

Our bodies are made of hundreds of different types of cells. And when processes inside them go wrong, and allow…

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Notes from the NCRI conference (day 3)

It’s been another packed day at the NCRI conference, full of interesting discussion and debate (as were yesterday’s and Sunday’s…

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The queen in the hive – scientists find more evidence for cancer stem cells

Biology has its share of contentious issues, and the existence of cancer ‘stem cells’ – treatment-resistant cells at the heart…

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