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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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Science Snaps: fixing a cellular ‘antenna’

We find out about how cells can ignore messages that would otherwise control them.

Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain brain...

Researchers reveal how cancer cells cope with genetic chaos

Scientists have uncovered how tumours are able to grow despite significant damage to the structure and number of their chromosomes - the storage units of DNA.

Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell's 'master controller', which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

Gene linked to brain defect could point to a new brain tumour drug target

Research into a rare genetic disease could help scientists understand a type of brain tumour.

NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 1 – lung cancer and yeast

We're in Liverpool for the annual National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, sharing updates from the most exciting research on show.

The perfect match: making breast cancer treatment more personal

In the fourth of our series of posts for Stand Up To Cancer, we focus on a clinical trial that's finding faulty genes to improve breast cancer treatment.

A new era for pancreatic cancer: The Dream Team

We catch up with Professor Gerard Evan, a cancer genetics expert in Cambridge, to hear about his Stand Up To Cancer-funded work on pancreatic cancer.

Improving treatments for childhood nerve cancer means understanding its complexity

New research points to a possible way to help personalise treatment for a type of childhood cancer.

The trans-Atlantic quest to find a winning combination of cancer drugs

An exciting new partnership will see a combination of drugs tested in mesothelioma, lung and pancreatic cancers for the first time.

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