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Patient data saves lives. Here’s how we use and protect it

Category: Science blog May 25, 2018 0 comments

Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.

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Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

Category: Science blog May 21, 2018 7 comments

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cancer waiting times, immunotherapy, and how should we talk about cancer?

Category: Science blog May 19, 2018 0 comments

Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.

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Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2018 0 comments

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, exercise, alcohol labels and ‘tanning genes’

Category: Science blog May 12, 2018 1 comment

This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Category: Science blog May 9, 2018 1 comment

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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News digest – breast screening error, gene tests, childhood obesity and mobile phones

Category: Science blog May 5, 2018 0 comments

This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.

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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Category: Science blog May 4, 2018 1 comment

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Category: Science blog May 3, 2018 2 comments

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don’t match the study they’re covering.

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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 4 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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