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Cancer conference poster prize winner

Winner of the AMSBIO-Trevigen prize for the best poster at Beatson International Cancer Conference was Katarzyna Grzes of the University of Dundee



Scientists discover potential new improved way to kill cancer cells

Wanted to develop a way to improve therapy that induces cancer cell killing while also mitigating unwanted toxicity



One pill could potentially treat everything from cold sores to cancer

Research provides first evidence that it might be possible for one drug to treat different types of the herpes virus in the future



Radiotherapy regime for prostate cancer could save NHS tens of millions per year

Researchers believe the new treatment schedule would be more convenient for patients



Cancer cells turn healthy cells to the 'dark' side

Researchers found that mutated KRAS also plays an important role in turning healthy ‘stromal cells’ into cancer’s allies



Gene may worsen cancer outcome by speeding metabolism of drugs

The gene, called CYP3A7, is normally only active in infancy, but in some people it continues to be switched on into adulthood



Healthy cells 'collaborate' with tumours to help build new blood vessels

New study shows how healthy ‘collaborator’ cells build a beneficial environment around tumours to help cancer grow



So-called junk DNA plays role in preventing breast cancer

Supposed ‘junk’ DNA, found in between genes, plays a role in suppressing cancer, according to new research by Universities of Bath and Cambridge



‘Junk’ DNA plays role in preventing breast cancer

Supposed ‘junk’ DNA, found in between genes, plays a role in suppressing cancer, according to new research by Universities of Bath and Cambridge



Blood test picks out prostate cancer drug resistance

Research paves the way for information from a blood test to inform prostate cancer treatment in future



New family of proteins linked to major role in cancer

A major new study in the journal Nature sets out the structure of the new family, called glutamate intramembrane proteases – the founding member of which plays a critical role in transforming healthy cells into cancer cells.



New hope in the fight against childhood cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Southampton are seeing positive results in a pre-clinical trial that could bring treatments for a particular aggressive form of childhood cancer closer to reality.



Unique study reveals genetic spelling mistakes that increase the risk of common cancers

More than 80 genetic ’spelling mistakes’ that can increase the risk of breast, prostate and ovarian cancer have been found in a large, international research study within the framework of the EU network COGS.



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