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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about today’s NHS announcements

Category: Science blog November 21, 2017 0 comments

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

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News digest – breast cancer drugs, alcohol pricing, ‘indulgent grandparents’, and… coffee (again)?

Category: Science blog November 18, 2017 0 comments

This week saw two breast cancer drugs approved in England, and Scotland winning the right to set a minimum price for units of alcohol.

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Science Surgery: ‘Is the one-size-fits-all treatment approach obsolete?’

Category: Science blog November 14, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Science Surgery

Will personalised medicine become the norm of cancer treatment? In this Science Surgery instalment, we asked experts for their thoughts on this question.

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‘My Alcohol Tracker’: could Amazon’s Alexa help you cut down on your drinking?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2017 4 comments

For Alcohol Awareness Week we’ve launched a tracker for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to see if voice technology can help people live healthier lives.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 2 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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NCRI 2017: How knowing tumours inside and out is boosting progress

Category: Science blog November 8, 2017 0 comments

In our round-up of this year’s NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that’s helping scientists get to know cancer better.

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News digest – gut bacteria, aspirin, bowel cancer in women and… ‘wonky willy’ cancer risk?

Category: Science blog November 4, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week: gut bacteria may influence immunotherapy, emergency bowel cancer diagnoses in women and lunch ‘meal deals’ are too sugary.

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Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Category: Science blog November 1, 2017 4 comments

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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