12 Jul 2016

The burden of mutations is comparable to an extra 21 years of sun exposure

Researchers have proved that gene variants associated with red hair, pale skin and freckles are linked to a higher number of genetic mutations in skin cancers. The burden of mutations associated with these variants is comparable to an extra 21 years of sun exposure in people without this variant. 

11 Jul 2016

Human Cancer Models Initiative (HCMI) will create globally accessible bank of around 1,000 cancer cell models.

An international project to develop a large, globally accessible, bank of new cancer cell culture models for the research community has been launched. The Human Cancer Models Initiative (HCMI) will bring together expertise from around the world to make around 1,000 cancer cell models.