EMBL News

beta

Cancer Archives | EMBL

Understanding brain tumours in children

The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastoma – dangerous brain tumours affecting children – are hereditary. These are the findings of a recent genetic analysis carried out by scientists from EMBL and numerous colleagues around the world.

By Mathias Jäger

Science

The Pan-Cancer project

EMBL co-leads most comprehensive study of genetic causes of cancer

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Protecting data in the cloud

Cloud computing offers unprecedented opportunities for global-scale research collaborations. It also presents a unique set of challenges in terms of data protection and the ethics of data sharing.

By Cella Carr

Science

Characterising RNA alterations in cancer

The largest and most comprehensive catalogue of cancer-specific RNA alterations reveals new insights into the cancer genome.

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Cancer mutations occur decades before diagnosis

Researchers at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Francis Crick Institute have analysed the whole genomes of over 2600 tumours from 38 different cancer types to determine the chronology of genomic changes during cancer development.

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Studying DNA rearrangement to understand cancer

Using the dataset from the Pan-Cancer project, scientists has developed methods to group, classify, and describe large rearrangements of the genome that are a key driver of cancer.

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Chromothripsis in human cancer

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and EMBL-EBI have carried out the largest analysis across cancer types of the newly discovered mutational phenomenon chromothripsis.

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Finding genetic cancer risks

Using the data from the Pan-Cancer project EMBL scientists describe how our genetic background influences cancer development.

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Tumour takeover

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. It is so deadly because tumours often return after successful cancer treatment. This recurrence is caused by individual dormant cancer cells remaining inside the breast. These cells can develop into active cancer cells months or years after recovery.  To study breast cancer, researchers […]

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Faster, cheaper and more detailed

Researchers have developed a cheaper and faster method to check for genetic differences in individual cells

By Mathias Jäger

Science

EMBLetc.

Read the latest Issues of our magazine - EMBLetc.

Looking for past print editions of EMBLetc.? Browse our archive, going back 20 years.

EMBLetc. archive

Follow us

Edit