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

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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AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

27 Nov 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 Oct 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 Jul 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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Making sense of cancer’s ‘big data’ problem to revolutionise patient care

10 Jul 2018

A new institute at the University of Cambridge aims to revolutionise cancer care by using cutting edge analytics to maximize the use of big data sets...

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Ancient American dogs almost completely wiped out by arrival of European breeds

05 Jul 2018

The arrival of Europeans to the Americas, beginning in the 15th century, all but wiped out the dogs that had lived alongside native people on the...

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DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural counterpart

21 Jun 2018

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, ‘flips’ lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that...

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Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk in cells, say researchers

11 Jun 2018

More research needs to be done to understand whether CRISPR-Cas9 – molecular ‘scissors’ that make gene editing a possibility – may inadvertently...

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Six months of Herceptin could be as effective as 12 months for some women

17 May 2018

For women with HER2 positive early-stage breast cancer taking Herceptin for six months could be as effective as 12 months in preventing relapse and...

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Human anti-cancer drugs could help treat transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils

09 Apr 2018

Transmissible cancers are incredibly rare in nature, yet have arisen in Tasmanian devils on at least two separate occasions. New research from the...

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The body in miniature

20 Mar 2018

The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of studies using organoids – so-called ‘mini organs’. While they can help scientists...

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Cambridge University and Institute of Cancer Research launch Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence

22 Feb 2018

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has today announced funding for a new Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, based at the University of Cambridge...

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