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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 1 comment

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

Category: Science blog June 2, 2017 2 comments

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

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Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 5 comments

An experimental blood test could offer a way to detect early signs that patients’ lung cancers will return after treatment.

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Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Category: Science blog April 24, 2017 20 comments

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

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Blood tests, microbes, immunotherapy and more: AACR 2017’s hottest topics

Category: Science blog April 13, 2017 1 comment

At AACR 2017, thousands of doctors and scientists shared progress in cancer research. Read about the hottest topics.

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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 2 comments

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 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 16 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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Could a smartphone app help doctors diagnose lung cancer?

Category: Science blog December 6, 2016 6 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 Comments are closed

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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