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27 April 2022
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Spotlight: our work in oesophageal cancer
Oseophageal cancer piece
The world’s 7th most common malignancy, oesophageal cancer results in more than 500,000 deaths globally each year. For Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re shining a light on much-needed research into the disease, with a collection of…

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7 April 2022
Microcalcifications – the white specks often seen on mammograms – are used in breast cancer diagnosis, yet their role in the development of the…
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4 April 2022
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…
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31 March 2022
As we honour Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month around the world, Cancer Grand Challenges teams are investigating novel treatments for the world’s…
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22 February 2022
Mounting evidence continues to connect colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer worldwide, to the microbiome: the trillions of bacteria,…

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The SPECIFICANCER team delves deeper into the biological laws that govern tissue specificity in cancer and reveals intricate webs of genetic interactions. This story first featured in our annual progress magazine - …
20 October 2021
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A new expansion sequencing toolbox and analysis platform from the IMAXT team reveals hidden truths in biology by creating detailed nanoscale-resolution genomic maps. This story first featured in our annual progress…
20 October 2021
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A deeper understanding of the metabolic changes during tumour development could radically change clinical decision-making and unlock opportunities to intervene across the entire patient journey. This story first…
20 October 2021
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Chronic inflammation is directly linked to up to 25% of cancer deaths worldwide. Could reprogramming of the inflamed microenvironment prevent, slow or even revert the cascade of inflammation to malignancy?  This story…
20 October 2021
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The OPTIMISTICC team identifies microbiological signatures which may make colorectal cancer screening available for all. This story first featured in our annual progress magazine - Discover: a year of scientific…
20 October 2021
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New findings from our PRECISION team define clinical criteria that may distinguish between patients with harmless breast carcinoma from those with a higher risk of invasive cancer. This story first featured in our…
20 October 2021
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In October 2021 we held our first Future Leaders Conference, a chance for the early career members of our community to come together virtually, discuss their work and focus on professional development.  The event was …
14 October 2021
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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 Cancer Grand Challenges SPECIFICANCER team and collaborators. The findings also…
17 September 2021
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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