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Saving lives and averting costs? The case for earlier diagnosis just got stronger

Category: Science Blog September 22, 2014

A guest post from Incisive Health’s Mike Birtwhistle, who has just produced a new report for Cancer Research UK on the economic impact of early diagnosis.

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Andrew Biankin: We need a “We can do this!” attitude to pancreatic cancer

Category: Science Blog September 10, 2014

We speak to our pancreatic cancer expert Professor Andrew Biankin about how he’s trying to change the picture for people with the disease.

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Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help

Category: Science Blog August 29, 2014

Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer, but a new treatment programme could improve quality of life for patients

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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

Category: Science Blog August 20, 2014

Our researchers in Manchester are using the power of DNA technology to study the genetic faults in the rare type of melanoma that killed Bob Marley.

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Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly

Category: Science Blog August 6, 2014

We discuss a new analysis of the pros and cons of taking regular aspirin, and ask ‘what’s next?’

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Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance

Category: Science Blog August 5, 2014

A new discovery from a team of our scientists in London could help make chemotherapy more effective – but it’s been a tough road to get there.

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