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News digest – NHS cancer services struggling, melanoma drug approved, cancer trap implant and…crocus cancer drug?

Category: Science blog September 12, 2015

NHS diagnosis services struggling, new immunotherapy treatment gets approval for melanoma, the cancer trap implant and can crocuses really cure cancer?

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How are cancer patients diagnosed? And could it be better?

Category: Science blog September 11, 2015

We take an in-depth look at the different ways patients are diagnosed and how understanding and collecting this information can help improve cancer care.

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Fishing for cancer cures: our new Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory

Category: Science blog September 11, 2015

A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future.

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A legacy of ground-breaking research

Category: Science blog September 9, 2015

Read the inspiring story of how a generous gift left by a couple in their Will is helping our scientists understand how cancers spread.

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Four reasons why the Government needs to keep spending money on science

Category: Science blog September 8, 2015

We outline why the Government needs to protect the amount of money is spends on science and research.

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Science Snaps: prioritising the gene faults behind bowel cancer

Category: Science blog September 7, 2015

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Science Snaps

Step behind the microscope and find out how this image is helping our scientists understand more about how bowel cancer develops.

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Dr Giles Maskell: ‘waiting a month or more for scan results is shocking’

Category: Science blog September 6, 2015

President of the Royal College of Radiologists, Dr Giles Maskell, shares his reaction to our new report on medical imaging services.

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