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Guest post: Are older cancer patients missing out on surgery?

Category: Science Blog December 5, 2014

John Butler is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here, he gives us his thoughts on new data on surgery in the NHS.

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Less alcohol means a lower risk of cancer (and hangovers)

Category: Science Blog December 3, 2014

We take a look at the facts about alcohol and cancer and share our top 5 tips for not overdoing it this Christmas

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More progress in detecting oesophageal cancer early

Category: Science Blog December 2, 2014

We take a look at the latest data from a clinical trial testing a ‘sponge on a string’ as a new way to detect oesophageal cancer early.

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UK Government missing the target over new cancer drug tests

Category: Science Blog December 1, 2014

The Government must keep its promise over high-quality gene tests for cancer patients

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News digest – obesity and diets, the immune system, stats galore and more

Category: Science Blog November 29, 2014

It’s been a big week for research on immunotherapy. Find out why, and what else has happened in the world of cancer research this week.

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News digest – treatment targets missed, prostate cancer and obesity, liquid hand soap and more

Category: Science Blog November 22, 2014

Cancer treatment target missed again, evidence links obesity and aggressive prostate cancer, plus could liquid hand gel be harming your health?

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Could computers help GPs diagnose cancer early?

Category: Science Blog November 21, 2014

We discuss results of an evaluation of a new computer based system to help GPs diagnose cancer.

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