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Cancer waiting times: what’s causing the delays?

Category: Science blog October 13, 2016

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

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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016

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

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Spotting the earliest signs of oesophageal cancer with a fluorescence-detecting camera

Category: Science blog September 8, 2016

Our scientists in Cambridge have developed a specialised camera that could help detect precancerous changes that may devel...

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Our Moonshot pledge to accelerate research on detecting early signs of cancer

Category: Science blog June 29, 2016

In January 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a new effort to accelerate progress against cancer. Headed up by Obam...

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More than two years of missed NHS cancer targets and real people are still being left in limbo

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016

An important NHS cancer waiting time target has now been missed for over two years in England, and it's simply unacceptabl...

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Recently funded research – studying populations to piece together cancer clues

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016

We look at the latest round of innovative and exciting new projects we’re funding in population research.

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Patients of the future – part 1: diagnosis

Category: Science blog April 13, 2016

We unpick some futuristic ideas and see where the research and technology is at today - and how far away we are from turni...

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