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My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce

Category: Science blog January 11, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has been invited to be the independent chair of a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce – here he explains what that will involve.

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Struggling with numbers can affect people’s attitudes to screening

Category: Science blog December 22, 2014

We look at recent research about how understanding numbers can help have an impact on people’s views on cancer screening.

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Our highlights from 2014

Category: Science blog December 22, 2014

We look back over 2014 and pick out a selection of highlights from our groundbreaking research and policy and campaigning work.

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A conference to keep cancer on the political agenda

Category: Science blog December 11, 2014

We look over the key political announcements made at this year’s Britain Against Cancer conference – including treatments, early diagnosis, prevention and more.

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Wising up on older people and cancer

Category: Science blog December 9, 2014

A new report has launched looking at what we know, and what we still need to understand, about cancer and older people in the UK – we look at the findings.

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More progress in detecting oesophageal cancer early

Category: Science blog December 2, 2014

We take a look at the latest data from a clinical trial testing a ‘sponge on a string’ as a new way to detect oesophageal cancer early.

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Could computers help GPs diagnose cancer early?

Category: Science blog November 21, 2014

We discuss results of an evaluation of a new computer based system to help GPs diagnose cancer.

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