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Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2020

13 May 2020

Six affiliates of the University of Cambridge are among 50 world-leading UK researchers who have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the...

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CRUK Cambridge Institute

Leading European cancer centres share guidance on making their operations ‘pandemic proof’

16 Apr 2020

Seven of Europe’s leading cancer centres have today published a report detailing how they have organized their healthcare systems at an unprecedented...

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Adult mouse heart muscle cells (blue) after activation of both proteins vital for cell replication. Red shows cells replicating, green marks cell membrane.

Switching on a key cancer gene could provide first curative treatment for heart disease

14 Apr 2020

Researchers trying to turn off a gene that allows cancers to spread have made a surprising U-turn. By making the gene overactive and functional in...

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Women in STEM: Dr Karen Pinilla

20 Feb 2020

Dr Karen Pinilla is a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. She worked as a clinician in the breast unit at...

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Molecular map of a breast tumour

Zooming in on breast cancer reveals how mutations shape the tumour landscape

17 Feb 2020

Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour...

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Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

22 Jan 2020

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to...

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Detailed genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk

07 Jan 2020

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of...

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Cambridge joins new transatlantic research alliance to detect cancer at its earliest stage

21 Oct 2019

Cambridge scientists are set to benefit from a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK and partners to develop radical new strategies and...

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Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised cancer treatment

30 Sep 2019

Whole genome sequencing of tumour cells could help predict the prognosis of a patient’s cancer and offer clues to identify the most effective...

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Cells with metal-organic frameworks carrying siRNA

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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