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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Category: Science blog May 9, 2018 1 comment

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Category: Science blog May 4, 2018 1 comment

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 11 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 76 comments

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

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NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

Category: Science blog December 5, 2017 2 comments

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

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PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

Category: Science blog March 15, 2017 Comments are closed

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

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Beyond colour vision – spotting cancer when it hides between the red, green and blue

Category: Science blog March 14, 2017 3 comments

Our scientists are building new cameras that could help reveal ‘invisible’ tumours by illuminating them in a rainbow of colours.

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Combining MRI scans could help spot where tumours are short of oxygen, helping to personalise treatment

Category: Science blog March 13, 2017 Comments are closed

Advances in MRI technology could help scientists and doctors tailor cancer treatment by measuring the oxygen levels inside tumours.

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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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