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It’s time to be positive about triple negative breast cancer

Category: Science Blog June 30, 2014

Triple negative breast cancer has poorer survival and is less well understood than other types, but research is making a difference.

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News digest – breast cancer ‘blood test’, next steps for plain packs, round melanoma cells and more

Category: Science Blog June 28, 2014

A ‘simple blood test’ for breast cancer, new announcement on standard packs, plus shape-shifting skin cancer cells and much more – here’s the week’s news.

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Making breast screening more accurate

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

New research on a couple of specialised imaging techniques could improve breast cancer screening in the future.

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Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

We look at the science behind media stories about a ‘simple blood test’ that apparently can ‘predict breast cancer’.

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Standard packs – nearly but not quite there

Category: Science Blog June 26, 2014

The Government today took a crucial step towards standard packs… but we’re not there quite yet. What still needs to happen?

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Science Snaps: how skin cancer spreads – the round or flat of it

Category: Science Blog June 25, 2014

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Science Snaps

With an image hot off the microscope, we look at how shape-shifting melanoma cells deploy different groups of enzymes to help them spread.

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News digest – cancer research investment, tobacco industry mistrust, carrots and more

Category: Science Blog June 21, 2014

Research is a sound investment, people don’t trust the tobacco industry and some misleading stories of carrots and sitting down – here’s this week’s news.

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