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The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Category: Science blog August 18, 2017 5 comments

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK’s children’s obesity epidemic.

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Our milestones: How a combination of events led to a cure for a rare cancer

Category: Science blog August 15, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 27 of 29 in the series Our milestones

We go back to the 1950s to find out how one of our scientists helped transform the outlook for women with a rare cancer called choriocarcinoma.

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News digest – NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and… at-home genetic tests?

Category: Science blog August 12, 2017 0 comments

NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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Reducing the margin of error: MRI-guided radiotherapy

Category: Science blog August 8, 2017 6 comments

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 4 of our radiotherapy series we look at MRI-guided radiotherapy, and how it could help improve accuracy and reduce side effects.

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“What’s happening to make treatments better and less horrible?”– Alyssa’s story

Category: Science blog August 7, 2017 15 comments

When she was four, Alyssa was diagnosed with cancer. Here, she and her mom Angela tell her story.

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News digest – making radiotherapy kinder, artificial intelligence, arthritis and… ‘bum gums’?

Category: Science blog August 5, 2017 0 comments

Targeted radiotherapy for breast cancer, artificial intelligence, new tricks for old drugs and... ‘bum gums’ and cancer risk? Here’s our weekly news diges...

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Finding PEACE and remembering my brother Mark – Dave’s story

Category: Science blog August 1, 2017 0 comments

Dave lost his twin brother to skin cancer at just 28. Here, Dave tells us Mark’s inspiring story through his cancer.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Category: Science blog July 31, 2017 1 comment

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the li...

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News digest – late smear test results, dogs on prescription, cancer gene map, and… salmon sperm sunscreen?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2017 0 comments

Too many women receiving their smear test results late, dogs on prescription, study produces map of cancer genes, and… what’s this about salmon sperm sunscr...

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‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Category: Science blog July 24, 2017 3 comments

Read Alfred’s story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

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