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News digest – more ‘bad luck’, the Pill and cancer risk, global smoking rates falling, and… blood tests for screening?

Category: Science blog March 25, 2017 2 comments

Headlines say cancer down to ‘bad luck’; the Pill and cancer risk; on average global smoking rates are falling; and can a blood test work for screening?

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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 0 comments

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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Giving pancreatic cancer patients better opportunities to join clinical trials

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re backing a new project that could boost our understanding of pancreatic cancer and increase opportunities for patients to join clinical trials.

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Training viruses to be cancer killers

Category: Science blog March 21, 2017 2 comments

Professor Len Seymour’s team, at the Cancer Research UK Oxford Centre, have been developing a cancer-killing virus called EnAd. They've installed 'cell CCTV' ...

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News digest – dogs that can sniff out cancer, leukaemia in bats, more treatment options for women with breast cancer, an ‘unacceptable’ NICE plan and… eggs?

Category: Science blog March 18, 2017 1 comment

Dogs that can sniff out cancer, leukaemia in bats, more treatment options for women with breast cancer, an ‘unacceptable’ NICE plan and… eggs?

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PARG inhibitors: tipping the scales with a new experimental drug

Category: Science blog March 16, 2017 0 comments

Our scientists are developing a new experimental drug to target how cancer cells repair their DNA, and upset cancer’s balance.

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PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

Category: Science blog March 15, 2017 0 comments

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

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Beyond colour vision – spotting cancer when it hides between the red, green and blue

Category: Science blog March 14, 2017 3 comments

Our scientists are building new cameras that could help reveal ‘invisible’ tumours by illuminating them in a rainbow of colours.

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Combining MRI scans could help spot where tumours are short of oxygen, helping to personalise treatment

Category: Science blog March 13, 2017 0 comments

Advances in MRI technology could help scientists and doctors tailor cancer treatment by measuring the oxygen levels inside tumours.

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News digest – smoking rates falling, NHS England failing on waiting times, Budget day and… are you what you eat?

Category: Science blog March 11, 2017 0 comments

Smoking rates are falling, NHS England is failing on waiting times, Budget day came around and… are you what you eat?

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