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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 0 comments

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock...

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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 1 comment

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

Category: Science blog May 21, 2018 7 comments

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

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Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2018 0 comments

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Category: Science blog May 9, 2018 1 comment

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Category: Science blog May 4, 2018 9 comments

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Category: Science blog May 3, 2018 2 comments

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don’t match the study they’re covering.

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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 6 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 11 comments

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

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