The translation of scientific advances in understanding cancer into real benefits for patients is gathering pace.

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Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

17 Sep 2019

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to deliver a...

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The curious tale of the cancer ‘parasite’ that sailed the seas

01 Aug 2019

A contagious canine cancer that conquered the world by spreading between dogs during mating likely arose around 6,000 years ago in Asia and spread...

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Women in STEM: Dr Kate Dry

25 Jul 2019

Dr Kate Dry is Information Specialist in Professor Steve Jackson’s Lab at the Gurdon Institute. Here, she tells us about unexpected career paths...

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‘Fingerprint database’ could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits

16 Apr 2019

Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation ‘fingerprints’ that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental...

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Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence

13 Mar 2019

The genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress, including the likelihood of it...

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Evidence-based web tool aims to better inform and refine need for treatment in early prostate cancer

12 Mar 2019

A new tool to predict an individual’s prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side...

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Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

15 Jan 2019

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the...

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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

27 Nov 2018

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system.

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Targeting hard-to-treat cancers

17 Oct 2018

Cambridge leads a £10 million interdisciplinary collaboration to target the most challenging of cancers.

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Protein discovery may explain why some patients develop resistance to new class of anti-cancer drugs

25 Jul 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has identified a protein complex that might explain why some cancer patients treated with the...

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Making sense of cancer’s ‘big data’ problem to revolutionise patient care

10 Jul 2018

A new institute at the University of Cambridge aims to revolutionise cancer care by using cutting edge analytics to maximize the use of big data sets...

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Ancient American dogs almost completely wiped out by arrival of European breeds

05 Jul 2018

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th century, all but wiped out the dogs that had lived alongside native people on the...

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