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

Inside the new institute looking at early cancer

21 September 2022

Today sees the launch of the Early Cancer Institute at Cambridge. Its mission is deceptively simple: to detect cancer early enough to cure it.

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A cluster of breast cancer cells.

Reprogrammed oestrogen binding linked to more aggressive breast cancer

05 Jan 2012

Researchers have discovered how receptors for the female sex hormone oestrogen attach to a different part of the DNA in breast cancer patients who...

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Categorising textual information

Mining the language of science

18 Nov 2011

Scientists are developing a computer that can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make connections between facts and develop hypotheses.

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"Glow in the dark brains" aid tumour surgery

01 Nov 2011

Clinical trial hopes to improve techniques to remove brain tumours.

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Scientists demonstrate potential new treatment for most common form of infant leukaemia

03 Oct 2011

New drug could treat mixed-lineage leukaemia (MLL).

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Breast cancer

Scientists discover how antibiotic molecule found in bacteria stops breast cancer

23 Aug 2011

Scientists have discovered how a molecule that was first discovered in bacteria blocks a protein which causes breast cancer to develop and spread...

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Womb and prostate cancer link revealed

18 Apr 2011

Scientists have carried out the first ever genome scan for womb cancer and discovered a genetic region that reduces risk of the disease, according to...

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 Adenocarcinoma of Pancreas, FNA

Cambridge launches new Pancreatic Cancer Centre

28 Mar 2011

A multi-disciplinary centre of excellence which aims to bring cutting-edge pancreatic research from the bench to the bedside is launched.

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Middle aged diabetics can die six years earlier

14 Mar 2011

Having diabetes in mid-life may reduce a person’s life expectancy by an average of six years, according to a large, multinational study coordinated...

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New cell death mechanism has implications for breast cancer treatments

25 Feb 2011

A novel mechanism of cell death that occurs in mammalian organisms has been revealed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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Addenbrookes Cancer Research Centre

Clinical trial cancer research open day

29 Oct 2010

Patients who have benefited from life saving experimental cancer treatments will join world class researchers for a public open day.

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liver cells

Liver cells created from patients’ skin cells

25 Aug 2010

<p>Research paves way for new liver disease research and possibly cell-based therapy.<br />  

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Small chemical fragments

Small is beautiful in drug discovery

01 May 2010

Cambridge scientists are employing fragment-based drug discovery approaches - a technique that involves "growing" potent drugs from tiny chemical...

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