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A distinct mass of tissue which results from an abnormal growth or abnormal division of cells. Tumours are said to be cancerous if they tend to continue growing uncontrollably, and if they are thought to have the potential to spread to surrounding tissues.

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CRISPR study finds resistance mutations to key cancer drugs 14 May 2018 News
'Master activator' gene for cancer spread found 8 May 2018 News
Single cell to embryo: captured in unprecedented detail 30 April 2018 News
DNA editing outside the cell with CRISPR could improve cancer diagnosis 23 April 2018 News
Organoids made from patients' bladder cancers 16 April 2018 News
Genome studies shed light on childhood cancers 5 March 2018 News
Skin bacterium may protect against cancer 5 March 2018 News
'Mini-tumours' could help tailor individual cancer therapy 26 February 2018 News
CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer 19 February 2018 News
DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice 19 February 2018 News
Huntington's protein is 'super assassin' for cancer cells 19 February 2018 News
Stem cell vaccine works against multiple cancers in mice 19 February 2018 News
Woman uses dead son's sperm for IVF grandchildren 19 February 2018 News
Single molecule found for breast cancer spread 12 February 2018 News
Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise 22 January 2018 News
Loops or spirals? 150-year mystery of what happens to DNA in cell division solved 22 January 2018 News
Silencing 'junk' gene THOR could slow tumour growth 18 December 2017 News
FDA okays test for many cancer-causing genes 4 December 2017 News
Genetic 'sensor' spots and kill cells with key cancer gene 20 November 2017 News
Stem cell therapy shows promise in patients with sight loss 20 November 2017 News
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