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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Category: Science blog May 4, 2018 1 comment

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

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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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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 13 comments

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 Comments are closed

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 4 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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Publishing national chemotherapy data has helped NHS hospitals make changes that should improve treatment

Category: Science blog August 31, 2017 1 comment

A year on from a big data report and some hospitals have changed how they discuss some aspects of treatment, including palliative care.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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