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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016 0 comments

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

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The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Category: Science blog September 9, 2016 16 comments

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

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Bowel bacteria, drugs targeting cancers’ metabolic weaknesses and DNA ‘signatures’ – the brightest new ideas in cancer research

Category: Science blog August 26, 2016 0 comments

What do you get when you combine scientists, a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch, and £200,000 to fund cancer research?

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016 0 comments

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.

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Our Moonshot pledge to accelerate research on detecting early signs of cancer

Category: Science blog June 29, 2016 0 comments

In January 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a new effort to accelerate progress against cancer. Headed up by Obam...

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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016 0 comments

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016 1 comment

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of can...

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Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Category: Science blog April 5, 2016 63 comments

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

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Improving cancer survival by understanding how patients are diagnosed

Category: Science blog January 22, 2016 3 comments

New figures show that people diagnosed in emergencies are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage.

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