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ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

Category: Science blog June 5, 2015

We take a look back at the excitement from – and add a few important caveats to – the research from this year’s big US cancer conference.

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Category: Science blog June 2, 2014

In the light of continued media attention, we explain the science behind two exciting new types of immunotherapy drug, called PD-1 and PD-L1 blockers.

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ASCO 2013 – personalised medicine: potential and challenges

Category: Science blog June 7, 2013

In our third instalment from the ASCO cancer conference, Debbie Coates writes about a major theme of modern cancer research – the concept of personalised medi...

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ASCO 2013 – clinical trials for older cancer patients

Category: Science blog June 5, 2013

In our second report from this year’s ASCO conference, Trevor Bott writes about a session he attended on the need for clinical trials for older cancer patient...

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ASCO 2013 – doctors encourage cancer patients to quit smoking

Category: Science blog June 4, 2013

The world’s largest cancer conference, ASCO, is underway in Chicago. Among the many thousands of doctors and researchers, our nurses are at the meeting to lea...

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Podcast: Curry chemical on trial, death rates fall, ASCO conference highlights and more

Category: Science blog June 18, 2012

This month, a new trial looks at the cancer-fighting properties of the curry chemical curcumin, while we take a look at the reasons why cancer deaths in middle ...

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