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News digest – childhood leukaemia theory, AI diagnosis, junk food ads and ‘cancer-killing viruses’

Category: Science blog May 26, 2018 0 comments

Obesity dominates headlines this week and a senior scientist explains his theory on what might cause one type of childhood leukaemia.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cancer waiting times, immunotherapy, and how should we talk about cancer?

Category: Science blog May 19, 2018 0 comments

Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, exercise, alcohol labels and ‘tanning genes’

Category: Science blog May 12, 2018 1 comment

This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.

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News digest – breast screening error, gene tests, childhood obesity and mobile phones

Category: Science blog May 5, 2018 0 comments

This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.

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News digest – tamoxifen, immunotherapy, cancer myths, and… obesity and BMI?

Category: Science blog April 28, 2018 1 comment

Breast cancer drugs and cancer myths were in the news this week. Find out why in our news digest.

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News digest – cancer blood test progress, health food police, Tessa Jowell and… a ‘cancer-detecting mole’?

Category: Science blog April 21, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news includes the hunt for a cancer blood test, health food police in supermarkets and a skin implant that spots cancer in mice.

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News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

Category: Science blog April 14, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine...

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News digest: Sugar tax, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’, high-tech MRI and…cancer’s genetic roots?

Category: Science blog April 7, 2018 4 comments

In the news this week: ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and scientists publish results from the largest ever genetic analysis of cancer.

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News digest – cutting chemo, ovarian cancer drug, Scottish waiting times, and… a new human organ?

Category: Science blog March 30, 2018 0 comments

This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients, and a new human organ may have been discovered. Read more in our news d...

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News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

Category: Science blog March 24, 2018 5 comments

In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.

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