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

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

01 August 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 July 2019

Dr Kate Dry is Information Specialist in Professor Steve Jackson’s Lab at the Gurdon Institute....

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

16 April 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 March 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 March 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 January 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...

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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

27 November 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 October 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 July 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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