Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Our Institute combines basic and clinical research with innovative technologies to address critical questions in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We are a department of the University of Cambridge, core funded by Cancer Research UK.

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    Breakthrough in understanding of how cancer spreads could lead to better treatments

    Scientists from the Gilbertson Group have discovered that cancer cells ‘hijack’ a process used by healthy cells to spread around the body, completely changing current ways of thinking around cancer metastasis. The team based at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, found that blocking the activity of the NALCN protein in cells […]

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    Zika Virus’ ability to infect the developing brain could provide treatment hope for cancer

    University of Cambridge scientists have identified dramatic differences in the ability of Zika Virus to attack parallel stem cell populations in the developing brain and in malignant brain tumours. The mechanisms uncovered could be important for preventing birth defects and for treating brain tumours in the future. Dr Harry Bulstrode, working as part of a […]

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    Can epigenetics prime evolution? – Dr Sito Torres-Garcia receives prestigious fellowship

    Dr. Sito Torres-Garcia from our Hannon Group has been selected for The Branco Weiss Fellowship, a program for outstanding postdoctoral researchers hosted by ETH Zurich. Dr. Torres-Garcia now enjoys up to five years of academic freedom to perform his interdisciplinary research at any institution in the world.  Dr. Torres-Garcia’s research will develop, deploy, and integrate […]

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    Professor Steve Jackson to join the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

    One of the world’s leading experts in DNA repair, Professor Steve Jackson, has accepted an appointment as a Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. He will take up his position in September. Professor Jackson is the University of Cambridge Frederick James Quick Professor of Biology and is currently the Head of […]

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