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New ovarian cancer blood test is promising – but screening still a way off

Category: Science blog May 5, 2015

We look at headlines about a new blood test for ovarian cancer, and why a possible routine screening test for the disease is still some way off.

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Another one of those ‘simple blood tests’ you’re always reading about

Category: Science blog April 17, 2015

Headlines today are heralding a new “simple blood test”, claiming it can predict if a woman will develop breast cancer – but it’s too good to be true.

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Diagnosing cancer earlier – the latest research from the 2015 NAEDI conference

Category: Science blog April 2, 2015

We pick the highlights from this year’s National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI) conference.

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The importance of diagnosing cancers earlier – the patients’ perspective

Category: Science blog March 19, 2015

We speak to four cancer patients about their experience of being diagnosed, and why diagnosing more cancers earlier is an important priority.

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How the NHS could improve cancer survival over the next five years

Category: Science blog March 3, 2015

Last Friday was the deadline to submit evidence to NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce – and we, like many others, put in a response. Read what it included.

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Fighting FIT – Scotland’s pioneering change to its bowel screening programme

Category: Science blog February 20, 2015

We look at an announcement by the Scottish Government to improve the way they carry out bowel screening

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Cancer screening – the difference between what people say and what they do

Category: Science blog February 16, 2015

New research has revealed the differences between attitudes to cancer screening and whether people take part – one of the scientists behind the study explores.

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