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Could changes to primary care help improve cancer survival?

Category: Science blog May 28, 2015

An in-depth discussion of a new study, which looked whether the role GPs play in diagnosing cancers early is linked to international differences in survival

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Virus therapy for melanoma – all it’s cracked up to be?

Category: Science blog May 27, 2015

We take a balanced look at today’s headlines about a new ‘virotherapy’ for advanced melanoma skin cancer

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News digest – NHS woes, skin cancer insights, prostate cancer map, and… orgasms?

Category: Science blog May 23, 2015

Here’s our regular round-up of the week’s cancer news.

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Cancer waiting time targets – simply not good enough

Category: Science blog May 20, 2015

Today’s new cancer waiting time data are the worst since records began, and paint a gloomy picture of deteriorating cancer services. We take a closer look.

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Many hands make light work – the evolution of clinical trials

Category: Science blog May 20, 2015

For International Clinical Trials Day 2015 we look at how trials have changed – from the first recorded trial to today’s modern cancer clinical trials.

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Dame Sally Davies: ‘We can make research a statement, not a question’

Category: Science blog May 19, 2015

Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s Chief Medical Officer. This is her reaction to our new report, published this morning, exploring how the NHS supports...

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How to make the NHS a research powerhouse

Category: Science blog May 19, 2015

Our new report, Every Patient a Research Patient? looks at how well the NHS is performing at offering cancer patients the opportunity to take part in research.

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