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News digest – breast screening error, gene tests, childhood obesity and mobile phones

Category: Science blog May 5, 2018 0 comments

This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.

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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Category: Science blog May 4, 2018 1 comment

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Category: Science blog May 3, 2018 2 comments

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don’t match the study they’re covering.

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Vitamin C as a treatment for cancer: the evidence so far

Category: Science blog April 25, 2018 3 comments

Headlines from last year could have you believe that eating oranges could cure cancer. But is there any evidence behind vitamin C as a cancer treatment?

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News digest – cancer blood test progress, health food police, Tessa Jowell and… a ‘cancer-detecting mole’?

Category: Science blog April 21, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news includes the hunt for a cancer blood test, health food police in supermarkets and a skin implant that spots cancer in mice.

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News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

Category: Science blog April 14, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine...

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

Category: Science blog March 24, 2018 5 comments

In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.

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News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

Category: Science blog February 17, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

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News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

Category: Science blog February 10, 2018 1 comment

This week’s news covers why cancer patients shouldn’t stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

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