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News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund boost, depression, breast cancer ‘map’ and more

Category: Science Blog August 30, 2014

Government funding for boost for Cancer Drugs Fund, depression in cancer patients and new research on a ‘map’ of breast cancer – here’s the week’s news.

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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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News digest – ‘top four’ death rates drop, Bob Marley, Botox and more

Category: Science Blog August 23, 2014

Falling death rates for the top four cancer killers, new research on the skin cancer that killed Bob Marley and could Botox be used to treat stomach cancer?

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How a microscopic ‘pump’ could get drugs into cancer cells

Category: Science Blog August 19, 2014

We explore a new US study that could be used to help spot where tumours are in the body and deliver drugs to cancer cells more efficiently.

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News digest – no to prostate cancer drug, obesity, salt injections and more

Category: Science Blog August 16, 2014

No to prostate cancer drug abiraterone, the link between obesity and cancer, plus why there’s no new treatment for cancer using salt - here’s the week’s n...

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News digest – aspirin, breast cancer drug ‘disappointment’, hot curries and more

Category: Science Blog August 9, 2014

Aspirin and cancer, the breast cancer drug too pricey for approval, plus misleading reports of hot curries and bowel cancer prevention - here’s the week’s n...

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Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance

Category: Science Blog August 5, 2014

A new discovery from a team of our scientists in London could help make chemotherapy more effective – but it’s been a tough road to get there.

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