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News digest – half survive cancer for 10 years, our new strategy, breastfeeding and more

Category: Science Blog May 3, 2014

From our latest cancer survival statistics to our ambitious new strategy, this week’s news digest has everything you need to keep up to date.

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A tribute to Professor Julian Lewis

Category: Science Blog May 2, 2014

We pay tribute to Professor Julian Lewis – an inspirational scientist and mentor who sadly passed away this week.

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Resurrecting stalled cancer drugs

Category: Science Blog April 30, 2014

What happens when the development of a potential new drug stalls? Read how our Clinical Development Partnership scheme is giving some drugs a second chance.

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Breastfeeding does *not* cause cancer – quite the opposite

Category: Science Blog April 29, 2014

Amidst widespread coverage of today’s survival story, we were concerned to spot an error in a newspaper graphic, suggesting that breastfeeding caused cancer.

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Our new strategy – “a big step towards putting us all out of jobs”

Category: Science Blog April 29, 2014

As we launch our new strategy, we catch up with chief scientist, Professor Nic Jones, and get his take on our plans for the future.

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Why the EU elections mean a fresh start for patients in Europe

Category: Science Blog April 28, 2014

With the European elections just around the corner, we look at how MEP hopefuls are pledging their commitment to medical research.

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News digest – skin cancer surge, NICE decisions, health atlas and more

Category: Science Blog April 26, 2014

Catch up on this week’s cancer news – from a surge in skin cancer rates to new maps of England and Wales matching environmental risk factors and disease data.

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