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NHS England must act as patients miss out on cancer drug tests

Category: Science blog August 20, 2015

We explore our latest report showing that thousands of cancer patients are missing out on genetic tests for targeted cancer drugs.

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Aspirin, obesity and inherited bowel cancer – what’s the story?

Category: Science blog August 18, 2015

We look at the science behind some overblown headlines about aspirin and bowel cancer

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Cancer survival in England is improving – but still lagging behind similar countries

Category: Science blog August 5, 2015

We explore new data showing that cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems.

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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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Lifting the lid on bowel screening – why doesn’t everyone invited take part?

Category: Science blog June 19, 2015

Despite the benefits, the proportion of people who take up bowel cancer screening is disappointingly low. We look at why, and how we can fix it.

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‘Turning off’ bowel cancer – as easy as APC?

Category: Science blog June 18, 2015

New research on how bowel cancer develops has revealed a weakness that opens up an avenue for developing new treatments

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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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