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Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Category: Science blog November 1, 2017 5 comments

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2017 1 comment

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 0 comments

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 0 comments

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Category: Science blog October 25, 2017 0 comments

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

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‘Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?’ How an Amazon Echo can now read you the latest cancer news

Category: Science blog October 23, 2017 1 comment

If you have an Amazon Alexa-compatible device you can now ask Alexa to read the headlines from the four most recent articles on our Science blog.

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News digest – childhood obesity, sugar and cancer confusion, personalised cell therapy and… robots?

Category: Science blog October 21, 2017 0 comments

Obesity and sugar hogged the headlines this week alongside success stories for personalised medicine. Read the digest for more.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Category: Science blog October 19, 2017 0 comments

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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