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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 3 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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News digest – cancer drugs on trial, robotic surgery, obesity and… cool Nobel Prize science?

Category: Science blog October 7, 2017 2 comments

This week’s news featured worrying obesity and cancer trends in the US and a call for more robust evidence to back up cancer drugs’ effectiveness. Read the ...

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News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

Category: Science blog September 30, 2017 2 comments

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate c...

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Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog September 29, 2017 0 comments

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Category: Science blog September 21, 2017 13 comments

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Science Surgery

Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 2 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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News digest – HRT, body fat, chemo-killing bacteria and… tattoos?

Category: Science blog September 16, 2017 1 comment

From this week’s cancer news we look at chemo-killing bacteria and ask: Can tattoos really give you cancer? Read the digest for more.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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