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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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NCRI 2017: How knowing tumours inside and out is boosting progress

Category: Science blog November 8, 2017 0 comments

In our round-up of this year’s NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that’s helping scientists get to know cancer better.

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Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Category: Science blog November 1, 2017 5 comments

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 0 comments

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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‘Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?’ How an Amazon Echo can now read you the latest cancer news

Category: Science blog October 23, 2017 1 comment

If you have an Amazon Alexa-compatible device you can now ask Alexa to read the headlines from the four most recent articles on our Science blog.

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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 4 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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