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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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The Patient Portal: putting information back in patients’ hands

Category: Science blog June 10, 2015

We’re helping to offer cancer patients easy access to their online treatment records – but what do patients think of it?

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

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Alternative therapies: what’s the harm?

Category: Science blog April 27, 2015

We often see stories in the media about cancer patients who have chosen alternative treatments, either alongside or instead of conventional treatment. Every can...

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cance...

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NCRI 2014 conference summary – day 2

Category: Science blog November 4, 2014

Here’s our round up from day two of the NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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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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