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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cervical screening ‘embarrassment’, modified flu virus and… monkey clones?

Category: Science blog January 27, 2018 3 comments

In this week’s news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.

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Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

Category: Science blog January 24, 2018 0 comments

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

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News digest – cancer blood test, junk food ads, science snapshots and… ‘gene tests for all?’

Category: Science blog January 20, 2018 0 comments

The week’s top stories: developing a cancer blood test and is screening all women over 30 for faulty genes the way forward in breast cancer?

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A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

Category: Science blog January 19, 2018 35 comments

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it’s too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 1 comment

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

Category: Science blog January 13, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

Category: Science blog January 12, 2018 3 comments

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

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‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 26 comments

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.

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Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 68 comments

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Category: Science blog January 8, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Radiotherapy

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

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