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Putting cancer surgery under the spotlight

Science Blog February 19, 2014

We’ve published a report on the state of cancer surgery services in the UK.

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Angelina Jolie, inherited breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene

Science Blog May 14, 2013

Celebrity cancer stories often hit the headlines – we answer some key questions following recent reports of genetic risks for breast cancer.

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What about my type of cancer?

Science Blog February 7, 2013

“Why don’t you spend more on my cancer type?” and “why don’t you do more to highlight awareness?” These are two questions we hear frequently, and to...

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Expert opinion: Professor Dion Morton – combining chemo and surgery in colon cancer

Science Blog December 3, 2012

Earlier this month we announced trial results showing that giving patients with colon cancer (bowel cancer that originates in the colon) a short course of chem...

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Bowel cancer – 40 years of progress but early detection is key

Science Blog April 2, 2012

Spotting cancer early can save lives. Over the last nine weeks, the Department of Health has been running a campaign called ‘Be Clear on Cancer’, aimed at r...

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Podcast: Genes, lifestyle, surgery and little stars

Science Blog December 22, 2011

This month, our Stratified Medicine Programme starts recruiting patients and we launch nine high tech gene projects, while researchers in the US find a way to t...

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NCRI Cancer Conference highlight: Lung cancer – number crunching and new drugs

Science Blog November 17, 2011

This week the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) – the organisation responsible for collecting data about cancer and its treatment – revealed alarm...

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