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News digest – not a test, cancer survival lag, spicy food and…Noel Edmonds?

Category: Science blog August 8, 2015

Two ‘simple tests’ that aren’t so simple, England’s cancer survival is improving, the hot topic of spicy foods and what’s Noel Edmonds talking about?

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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

Category: Science blog August 5, 2015

We explore new data showing that cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems.

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‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

Watch our first Google Hangout on immunotherapy, the immune system and cancer, featuring Professor Fran Balkwill and Professor Ben Willcox.

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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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A ‘simple urine test’ for pancreatic cancer? Not just yet.

Category: Science blog August 3, 2015

We take a closer look at today’s ‘simple urine test’ headlines and find out what’s really going on.

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England’s new cancer strategy – what happens next?

Category: Science blog August 3, 2015

Now that the Independent Cancer Taskforce has published its five-year strategy for cancer, we ask: what happens next?

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