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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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How was it for you? Cancer patient experience survey published

Category: Science Blog September 12, 2013

From burger bars to B&Bs, we’re encouraged to provide feedback about the many different services we use in life. Such feedback helps the people providing ...

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The quest to unravel the side effects of cancer drugs

Category: Science Blog September 5, 2013

An important part of cancer drug treatment is minimising side effects – how are scientists tackling this issue and what does the new research show?

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Communication and support at the end of life is so important

Category: Science Blog November 14, 2012

It was heartening to see Helen Jamison’s article in The Independent yesterday. If you missed it, Helen wrote a moving article about her mother’s death, and ...

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What should the new NHS Commissioning Board focus on?

Category: Science Blog September 27, 2012

How would you spend £80 billion of taxpayers’ money to ensure that our healthcare services remain among the best in the world? That’s the challenge faced b...

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The Government’s NHS reforms – our view

Category: Science Blog November 23, 2011

The Government’s Health and Social Care Bill has been hitting the headlines recently. We’ve been asked a lot of questions about what we think about the Bill...

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“Cannabis cure for brain cancer” headline is misleading

Category: Science Blog May 5, 2011

Read our in-depth post on cannabis and cannabinoids here Earlier this week the Daily Mail reported that a young US boy’s brain tumour had been “cured...

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