We aim to improve the understanding of the role of cancer stem cells in a range of cancers, through world-leading research.

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Houses of Parliament

From Lab Bench to Backbench

28 November 2016

Institute scientist visits politicians in Westminster

Tissue culture lab

New mechanism for expelling mutant cells

11 November 2016

Researchers discover new signalling mechanism responsible for clearing damaged cells from healthy tissues.

Enterprise team and Dr Matt Smalley with cheque

Funding boost for cancer stem cell research

5 November 2016

Enterprise Rent-a-car continues to support the work of the Institute with generous donation

Maria Konstantinou, Mrs Anne Whipp and Juan Menendez Gonzalez

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Answering the big questions


Our research focuses on cancer stem cells, which we believe offer the possibility of transforming cancer treatments.

Dr Joaquin de Navascues in fly room

In conversation

Here, our research team leaders offer their perspectives on targeting cancer stem cells and how their research impacts on cancer therapy.