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21 September 2022
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"Our team’s work has hope written all over it”
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Advocacy plays a major role in Cancer Grand Challenges. The team taking on our Solid Tumours in Children challenge includes six advocates, representing the voice of children and families affected by solid cancers and helping to shape the…

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Microcalcifications – the white specks often seen on mammograms – are used in breast cancer diagnosis, yet their role in the development of the disease is poorly understood. A recent study using a novel combination of…
7 April 2022
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Heading to this year’s AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans? Make sure to visit us in the exhibition space! We’ll be at stand 1118, joined by members of the IMAXT team taking on our 3D Tumour Mapping Challenge,…
4 April 2022
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As we honour Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month around the world, Cancer Grand Challenges teams are investigating novel treatments for the world’s third most common type of cancer.  Although cases of colorectal cancer…
31 March 2022
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Mounting evidence continues to connect colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer worldwide, to the microbiome: the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that reside in the body. One species in particular has…
22 February 2022
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrates the critical role women play in driving progress in science and technology.  To commemorate the day, we caught up with 5 of our Cancer Grand Challenges…
11 February 2022
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Artificial intelligence techniques developed in response to our Unusual Mutation Patterns challenge have led to the identification of a new player in tumour evolution: clusters of mutations that aggregate at specific…
9 February 2022
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Saamin Cheema (centre above), a recent graduate, joined the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team in January 2021 as a data scientist. Here, she reflects on her first year working to help tackle the "Unusual Mutation…
17 January 2022
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Inflammation coaxes lung epithelial cells to be replaced by those more commonly seen in other organs - a clinically relevant event that can be studied using accurate in vitro models of the human lung. In response to…
13 January 2022
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Members of the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team challenge the current theory of ageing, revealing that healthy cells can tolerate many more mutations that previously assumed. What causes us to age? A popular…
29 November 2021