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Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 10 comments

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 73 comments

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn’t save lives from prostate cancer.

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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

Category: Science blog November 21, 2017 1 comment

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 7 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 0 comments

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 3 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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6 things you need to know about cervical screening

Category: Science blog June 12, 2017 6 comments

For Cervical Screening Awareness Week we answer some commonly asked questions around who the procedure is for, and what it involves.

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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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