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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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Grand Challenge four: how do you tell the lethal cancers from the non-lethal ones?

Category: Science blog January 15, 2016

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We look at the fourth of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts how we can find ways to tell the difference between lethal and non-lethal tumours.

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Ovarian cancer screening trial – a tantalising result?

Category: Science blog December 17, 2015

We look at the long-awaited results from a study testing whether an ovarian cancer screening programme could actually save lives from the disease.

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How are cancer patients diagnosed? And could it be better?

Category: Science blog September 11, 2015

We take an in-depth look at the different ways patients are diagnosed and how understanding and collecting this information can help improve cancer care.

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Five reasons the UK must diagnose cancer earlier – and four ways to do it

Category: Science blog August 10, 2015

We look at the latest figures showing how earlier diagnosis of cancer could save lives.

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A ‘simple urine test’ for pancreatic cancer? Not just yet.

Category: Science blog August 3, 2015

We take a closer look at today’s ‘simple urine test’ headlines and find out what’s really going on.

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Lifting the lid on bowel screening – why doesn’t everyone invited take part?

Category: Science blog June 19, 2015

Despite the benefits, the proportion of people who take up bowel cancer screening is disappointingly low. We look at why, and how we can fix it.

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