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News digest – Lung cancer blood test, surges in kidney cancer, plain cigarette pack evidence and… chemo-loaded sperm?

Category: Science blog April 29, 2017 0 comments

Lung cancer blood test, surges in kidney cancer, plain cigarette pack evidence and… chemo-loaded sperm? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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General Election 2017: 4 things we want political parties to focus on

Category: Science blog April 28, 2017 0 comments

We look at the most important areas that parties need to focus on to tackle cancer ahead of the General Election.

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Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 5 comments

An experimental blood test could offer a way to detect early signs that patients’ lung cancers will return after treatment.

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Tracing genetic chaos in 100 lung cancer patients could help predict survival

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 14 comments

By tracing genetic chaos over time our scientists may have found a way to help predict lung cancer survival.

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There’s more to emergency diagnoses than GPs ‘failing cancer patients’

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 24 comments

We look at headlines claiming GPs are ‘failing an estimated 32,000 cancer patients a year’ in England.

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Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Category: Science blog April 24, 2017 18 comments

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

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News digest – ‘Weak spots’ in breast cancer, altering diets, cycling to work and… pints of strawberries?

Category: Science blog April 22, 2017 0 comments

‘Weak spots’ in breast cancer, altering diets, cycling to work and… pints of strawberries? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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CRISPR genome editing and immunotherapy – the early adopter

Category: Science blog April 21, 2017 1 comment

How is CRISPR genome editing helping harness the power of immunotherapy?

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Taking advantage of cancers’ abnormal metabolism could lead to a new way to ‘starve’ tumours

Category: Science blog April 19, 2017 0 comments

Our researchers in Glasgow might have found a way to shut down certain cancer cells’ fuel supply with a specially designed diet.

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Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

Category: Science blog April 18, 2017 0 comments

It’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We often talk of more than 4 in 10 cancers being preventable,...

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