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Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 68 comments

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Category: Science blog January 8, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Radiotherapy

By combining radiotherapy with different kinds of drugs, scientists hope that both can be made more effective.

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News digest – alcohol and cancer, sugar crackdown, cancer-hunting viruses and… bad bacon?

Category: Science blog January 6, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news revealed how alcohol damages DNA, and how cancer-targeting viruses could boost immunotherapy for brain and breast tumours.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 11 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Category: Science blog January 1, 2018 2 comments

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

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New Year’s Honours 2018: Professor Caroline Dive, CBE, and her career in lung cancer research

Category: Science blog December 30, 2017 3 comments

Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.

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News digest – diagnosis delays, cervical cancer deaths, ‘what is cancer?’, and… mobile phones?

Category: Science blog December 23, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week include evidence of delays to cancer diagnosis, as well as the most googled health question of the year.

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Category: Science blog December 21, 2017 1 comment

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 16 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

Category: Science blog December 19, 2017 2 comments

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

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