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News digest – skirt size, early diagnosis, smoking graphics and more

Category: Science Blog September 27, 2014

Can changes in skirt size predict breast cancer risk? Can raised blood calcium detect cancer early? Probably not! Find out why in our weekly news digest.

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science Blog September 26, 2014

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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The Cancer Patient Experience Survey – questions have been asked…now what?

Category: Science Blog September 25, 2014

It may seem as though we’re constantly asked to give feedback – but what’s more important is knowing what’s happened as a result of our comments –...

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Saving lives and averting costs? The case for earlier diagnosis just got stronger

Category: Science Blog September 22, 2014

A guest post from Incisive Health’s Mike Birtwhistle, who has just produced a new report for Cancer Research UK on the economic impact of early diagnosis.

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News digest – prostate cancer drug resistance, the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’, chokeberries and more

Category: Science Blog September 20, 2014

New research on prostate cancer drug resistance, the impact of the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’, and can chokeberries boost chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

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Childhood cancer research – what are the barriers?

Category: Science Blog September 18, 2014

We look at some of the challenges in running childhood cancer clinical trials.

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HPV: the whole story, warts and all

Category: Science Blog September 16, 2014

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

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