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Latest Institute of Cancer Research Stories

2014-07-10 12:16:31

A network of signals active in almost all types of cancer sends the protein factories in our cells into overdrive, and may help fuel a tumor's uncontrolled growth.

2014-06-03 12:27:34

Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime.

Missing Risk In Cancer Genetics
2014-02-16 05:21:51

If a combination of genetic variants are at least partially responsible for a person’s susceptibility to common diseases, then why has research to look for those genetic causes only successfully explained a fraction of the heritable risk of developing them?

Children In The EU Denied Cancer Treatments Due To Regulations
2014-02-11 14:45:11

Leading cancer experts said that EU rules are causing some children with cancer to be denied potentially life-saving drugs because the guidelines only allow companies to trial drugs in adults.

Genetic Mutation Promotes One Percent Of Cancerous Tumors
2013-12-09 05:28:31

Scientists have located a single gene that is at least partially responsible for the development of one percent of all cancerous tumors, according to new research appearing in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Genetics.

2013-12-02 21:15:20

Scientists have described a new family of proteins that appear to play a key role in cancer and might be targets for future cancer drugs.

2013-08-30 12:49:41

Collagen, the stuff of ligaments and skin, and the most abundant protein in the human body, has an extraordinary role in triggering chemical signals that help protect the body from cancer, a new study reveals.

Genetic Testing Pilot Program To Begin In The UK
2013-05-21 05:15:44

As part of a public-private collaboration, a UK-based charitable foundation has announced a pilot program to genetically test patients for breast and ovarian cancer.


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