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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 15 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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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016 1 comment

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

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The power of Talk Cancer training

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016 Comments are closed

We look at how Talk Cancer, a Cancer Research UK training programme to help people feel confident talking to people about cancer is making an impact.

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Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog April 14, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Patients of the future – part 1: diagnosis

Category: Science blog April 13, 2016 Comments are closed

We unpick some futuristic ideas and see where the research and technology is at today – and how far away we are from turning science fiction into fact.

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Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Category: Science blog April 5, 2016 63 comments

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

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There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

Category: Science blog February 29, 2016 Comments are closed

From immunotherapy to ‘targeted’ drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

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

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016 1 comment

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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