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A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

Category: Science blog February 22, 2017 1 comment

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 8 comments

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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Live from inside the human body: robots, blue dye and bowel cancer

Category: Science blog January 18, 2017 1 comment

In a world first, we’ve just broadcast a colonoscopy live on TV with Channel 4 to demystify and take the fear out of this procedure.

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Searching for a blood test to monitor ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog December 20, 2016 5 comments

Our scientists are looking for ways to use blood tests in cancer prognosis and treatment planning.

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Could a smartphone app help doctors diagnose lung cancer?

Category: Science blog December 6, 2016 3 comments

We’ve developed an app that could help doctors analyse lung scans and care for patients who may be diagnosed with lung cancer.

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Helping patients get the right cancer test first time, and faster

Category: Science blog November 28, 2016 0 comments

A series of projects are testing a new way to potentially diagnose some cancers earlier, we take a look at how the approach might work.

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Talking about mouth cancer is important

Category: Science blog November 25, 2016 10 comments

We spoke to Charlie, a mouth cancer survivor, about the importance of spotting the disease early.

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International Day of Radiology: A day in the life of a breast imaging radiologist

Category: Science blog November 8, 2016 0 comments

For International Day of Radiology we caught up with Dr Nisha Sharma, a breast imaging radiologist, to shed some light on what radiology is all about.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Category: Science blog November 7, 2016 0 comments

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

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Cancer waiting times: what’s causing the delays?

Category: Science blog October 13, 2016 4 comments

A key cancer waiting time target has been missed again in England, we investigate why.

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