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The role of genes in susceptibility to skin cancer

The UK is no sun-drenched paradise, but skin cancer is common among the population. As summer ends, we consider new research that may offer an explanation as to why
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Liquid biopsy: A closer look

We take a deep dive into the genomic test that researchers hope will improve treatment for cancer patients

Test trialled to improve treatment for bowel cancer patients

Post-operative cancer patients may avoid side effects from unnecessary chemotherapy thanks to a genomic test
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Cancer vaccines: Three things you need to know

We shine a spotlight on RNA-based immunotherapies, which are fast becoming a major healthcare focus in the UK
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Cancer therapy involving genome editing cures another child’s leukaemia

We look at a new type of CAR-T cell therapy that, in the world’s first use, has cured a child patient’s leukaemia

Genomics on the horizon: Three predictions for 2023

To kick off the new year, we look at three areas of genomics research and advancement to watch out for in 2023 and beyond
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How can genomics combat doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity?

This week, we examine the role that genomics could play in reducing the number of child cancer patients who experience doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity
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Liquid biopsy: What is it and why does it matter?

We take a look at the blood test that researchers hope could lead to earlier diagnosis of cancer
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The potential of polygenic risk scores for prostate cancer

We look at new research that introduces a genetic risk scoring system for the triage of prostate cancer patients in primary care


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NHS Confed Expo returns for 2023

Join us at Manchester Central where Sue Hill will be presenting a session on "A healthcare revolution: how genomics is transforming cancer care in the NHS"
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Genomics and Precision Medicine Expo

Join us at Excel London and explore the latest advancements in genome sequencing and genomic testing at the Genomics and Precision Medicine Expo.

LinkAGE Webinar 5: Targeting chemotherapy in paediatric oncology

Welcome to the fifth of our series of expert webinars. In this webinar Dr Sam Behjati will discuss how genomics can be used to target chemotherapies