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Inherited and environmental cancer risk

Identifying cancer risk

Parry Guilford and Bryony Telford assessing single cell per well techniques image
Bryony Telford and Professor Parry Guilford assessing single cell per well techniques.

Discoveries in genetics and immunology have transformed our understanding of cancer.  This has advanced our ability to identify individuals and families who have an elevated risk of cancer.  It enables us to offer early interventions to either prevent cancers or to treat tumours before they become advanced. 

Finding tumours' vulnerabilities

As a tumour grows, it goes through a number of stages. By understanding a tumour's behaviour, and requirements at each stage of its growth, we can develop drugs to target the cancer cell's vulnerabilities.

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