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

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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Close-up of cigarettes

‘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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