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

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016 Comments are closed

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

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

Category: Science blog June 5, 2015 1 comment

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 2 comments

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 4 comments

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 Comments are closed

In our third instalment from the ASCO cancer conference, Debbie Coates writes about a major theme of modern cancer researc...

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ASCO 2013 – clinical trials for older cancer patients

Category: Science blog June 5, 2013 Comments are closed

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

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ASCO 2013 – doctors encourage cancer patients to quit smoking

Category: Science blog June 4, 2013 1 comment

The world’s largest cancer conference, ASCO, is underway in Chicago. Among the many thousands of doctors and researchers...

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

Category: Science blog June 18, 2012 Comments are closed

This month, a new trial looks at the cancer-fighting properties of the curry chemical curcumin, while we take a look at th...

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ASCO 2012 – best of the rest

Category: Science blog June 7, 2012 Comments are closed

In her third and final report from this year’s ASCO conference, Nell Barrie reflects on her personal highlights of the m...

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