Cambridge researchers are harnessing the latest developments in science and technology to help us predict, diagnose and treat cancers at an ever earlier stage.

Cancer cell migrating through blood vessel

Breakthrough in understanding of how cancer spreads could lead to better treatments

29 Sep 2022

Cambridge scientists have discovered that cancer cells ‘hijack’ a process used by healthy cells to spread around the body, completely changing...

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Mole-rats: meet the Ugly Naked Guys

06 Sep 2022

Understanding their weirdness could help prevent and better treat human illnesses like arthritis and cancer.

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The PhD student encouraging young Black aspiring scientists to claim their place

30 Aug 2022

When PhD student Sigourney Bell turned to Twitter to connect with other Black scientists, she could never have guessed that this would be the...

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The doctor turned detective investigating the imprints of cancer

15 Aug 2022

Self-confessed ‘nerd’ Serena Nik-Zainal went from hospital wards to the laboratory on a mission to provide patients with the best possible treatment...

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Large number of stem cell lines carry significant DNA damage, say researchers

11 Aug 2022

DNA damage caused by factors such as ultraviolet radiation affect nearly three-quarters of all stem cell lines derived from human skin cells, say...

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Black man looking out window

Prostate cancer cases risk late detection due to misleading urinary focus

04 Aug 2022

Men with early, curable stages of prostate cancer are missing opportunities to have their cancer detected because national guidelines and media...

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Free-roaming dog

Male dogs four times more likely to develop contagious cancer on nose or mouth than females

04 Jul 2022

Sniffing or licking other dogs’ genitalia – the common site of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour – can spread this unusual cancer to the nose and...

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Changing the story of cancer

21 Jun 2022

Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital

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DNA illustration

Tumour ‘signatures’ could provide key to more accurate treatment for deadliest cancers

15 Jun 2022

Scientists have found a way to identify and interpret ‘signatures’ that reveal the complex genetic causes of some of the deadliest cancers – which...

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Tessa Jowell and daughter Jess

Cambridge one of six NHS brain cancer centres to be awarded excellence status by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission

27 May 2022

The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) has awarded six new centres excellence status including the East of England service (Cambridge...

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Fellowship awardees

Nine Cambridge scientists among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society

10 May 2022

The nine Cambridge researchers were all selected for their exceptional contributions to science.

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Low-cost device being developed to help cancer patients manage their care

05 May 2022

Med-tech start-up 52 North Health has raised £1 million in its first round of funding to help it develop the NeutroCheck, a fully-integrated clinical...

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