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Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute aims to bring the scientific strengths of Cambridge to bear on practical questions of cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Institute focuses specifically on the practical application of high-quality basic research.

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    Efficient “on demand” generation of complex mouse models

    Dr Alasdair Russell and Dr Liam Cassidy have been awarded a Cancer Research UK Pioneer Award to develop an innovative genetic barcoding technology to generate complex mouse models. Mice are often used as a model for human disease, with ninety-eight percent of human genes having a comparable gene in the mouse. Due to their short life […]

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    Light Microscopy Image Contest 2019

    Each year, our Light Microscopy Core Facility runs an Image Contest, showcasing the breadth and beauty of the research in the building.   Microscopy has allowed researchers to picture cells and tissues in detail previously unimaginable. This competition celebrates the skill and creativity of the scientists here at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.  1st Prize […]

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    Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence

    The genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress, including the likelihood of it coming back after treatment, and in what time frame, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Nature. In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Cancer Research UK […]

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    Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development

    A pioneering group of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. Research by our Marioni Group, in collaboration with scientists at the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, provides fundamentally important information on how mammalian […]

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