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New ovarian cancer blood test is promising – but screening still a way off

Category: Science blog May 5, 2015

We look at headlines about a new blood test for ovarian cancer, and why a possible routine screening test for the disease is still some way off.

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Election 2015: The King’s Fund’s hopes for the future of the NHS

Category: Science blog May 5, 2015

Assistant director of policy at The King’s Fund, Catherine Foot, shares the organisation’s view on what the next government’s health policy should cover.

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One (really tiny) step closer to nano-sized cancer drug delivery

Category: Science blog May 5, 2015

At Wired Health 2015, Professor Sonia Trigueros told the audience about her ambitious project to design nano-sized drugs that target cancer cells.

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News digest – exercise and bowel cancer, ‘DNA-detecting toothbrush’, the ‘test’ that isn’t a test and more

Category: Science blog May 2, 2015

Keeping active among bowel cancer patients, misleading reports of a ‘DNA-detecting toothbrush’, plus hype around a non-existent ‘test’ for cancer.

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Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog May 1, 2015

Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue near you to tell all.

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Our milestones: the discovery of the NRAS signalling gene

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Our milestones

We go back to the 1980s, and the crucial discovery of a fundamental cancer gene by our researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

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