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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 7 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 0 comments

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Category: Science blog September 21, 2017 13 comments

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Science Surgery

Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 2 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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News digest – HRT, body fat, chemo-killing bacteria and… tattoos?

Category: Science blog September 16, 2017 1 comment

From this week’s cancer news we look at chemo-killing bacteria and ask: Can tattoos really give you cancer? Read the digest for more.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog September 8, 2017 10 comments

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

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News digest – CAR T cells, nanomachines, vaping in teens and… selfies diagnosing cancer?

Category: Science blog September 2, 2017 0 comments

This week the US approves CAR T cell therapy, scientists make nanomachines to drill cancer cells in a lab and developers claim an app spots pancreatic cancer.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

Category: Science blog September 1, 2017 2 comments

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children’s cancers.

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