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17 September 2021
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Escape from the immune system
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Cancers in different parts of the body use unique strategies to avoid attack by the immune system, according to a new study from the SPECIFICANCER team and collaborators. The findings also identify a role for tumour suppressor genes in…

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Cancers in different parts of the body use unique strategies to avoid attack by the immune system, according to a new study from the SPECIFICANCER team and collaborators. The findings also identify a role for tumour…
17 September 2021
News
How do tumours avoid attack from the immune system? For some head and neck cancers, the answer lies on the short, p, arm of chromosome 9 – findings from the Cancer Grand Challenges SPECIFICANCER team which could lead…
14 September 2021
News
We (virtually) sat down with John Marioni, new collaborator on the Cancer Grand Challenges IMAXT programme to find out more about his work. John is a senior group leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute,…
18 August 2021
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OPTIMISTICC’s Cindy Sears is a clinician scientist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an expert in infectious disease and colorectal cancer.   In July, Cindy and the team shared a new mouse model which…
11 August 2021
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On the surface, astronomy has little overlap with bioinformatics, mutational analysis and other areas of cancer biology. But, as described by IMAXT’s Nic Walton, an astronomer based at the University of Cambridge, there…
29 July 2021
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Sir Mike Stratton, based at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK, leads the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team. Mutographs unites genomicists with epidemiologists, building on recent developments in…
22 July 2021
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Earlier this year, COSMIC - the world's largest and most comprehensive resource for exploring somatic mutations in cancer - celebrated the curation of its 10 millionth mutation.  PhD student Ellie Dunstone discusses…
13 July 2021
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Johanna Joyce is co-investigator of the Cancer Grand Challenges IMAXT team, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.   We caught up with Johanna to learn how diverse, global collaboration is helping to unlock new information…
30 June 2021
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Nearly 170 diverse, global teams submitted bold ideas outlining how they would solve some of cancer’s toughest challenges. Today, we reveal the 11 teams selected to compete for a share of £80m.   We were delighted to…
21 June 2021