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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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News digest – Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and… breaking cancer’s ‘legs’?

Category: Science blog July 1, 2017 2 comments

Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and how scientists in the US are trying to break cancer cells’ ‘legs’. Here’s our weekly news report.

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

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 0 comments

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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Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

Category: Science blog May 25, 2017 10 comments

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines – but what does the evidence say?

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Preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatment

Category: Science blog May 24, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Grand ChallengeEvery year, around 6,300 women in the UK are told they have a con...

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