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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 1 comment

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 7 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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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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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 – 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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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

Category: Science blog September 1, 2017 2 comments

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children’s cancers.

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Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

Category: Science blog August 31, 2017 1 comment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

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News digest – vitamin supplements, cancer ‘avatars’, immunotherapy targets, and… Wi-Fi worries?

Category: Science blog August 26, 2017 0 comments

In this week's cancer news there's vitamin supplements and lung cancer risk, physical activity in middle age and immunotherapy research. Read our digest for mor...

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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Category: Science blog August 21, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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