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CRUK funding success to tackle asbestos-linked cancer

15 March 2023

Unit researchers and collaborators in Glasgow have been awarded £2.1 million by Cancer Research UK to help solve the mystery of how exposure to asbestos can take decades to develop into mesothelioma. The disease most commonly starts in layers of tissue covering the lungs and usually following the inhalation of asbestos...

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Researchers reveal potential new way that mesothelioma develops

24 October 2022

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer predominantly caused by breathing in asbestos fibres. However, the disease usually doesn’t develop for decades after exposure. Once diagnosed, the tumours are already at an advanced stage and current therapies have minimal impact on prolonging the life of patients, so there is an urgent...

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New paper published in Nature Communications today: The pathogenesis of mesothelioma is driven by a dysregulated translatome

13 August 2021

Mesothelioma cancer patients may benefit from new research that sheds light onto the reason behind the growth of these tumour cells which, unlike most cancers, have no oncogenic drivers. Scientists from the MRC Toxicology Unit (University of Cambridge) and the CRUK Beatson Institute (University of Glasgow) worked on the...

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