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News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

Category: Science blog February 10, 2018 1 comment

This week’s news covers why cancer patients shouldn’t stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

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News digest – cancer survival, breast cancer drug, cancer jab trials, and… vaping

Category: Science blog February 3, 2018 1 comment

Vaping as well as cancer survival stats were in the news this week. We take a look behind the headlines in our roundup.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cervical screening ‘embarrassment’, modified flu virus and… monkey clones?

Category: Science blog January 27, 2018 3 comments

In this week’s news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.

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News digest – cancer blood test, junk food ads, science snapshots and… ‘gene tests for all?’

Category: Science blog January 20, 2018 0 comments

The week’s top stories: developing a cancer blood test and is screening all women over 30 for faulty genes the way forward in breast cancer?

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

Category: Science blog January 13, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

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News digest – alcohol and cancer, sugar crackdown, cancer-hunting viruses and… bad bacon?

Category: Science blog January 6, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news revealed how alcohol damages DNA, and how cancer-targeting viruses could boost immunotherapy for brain and breast tumours.

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News digest – diagnosis delays, cervical cancer deaths, ‘what is cancer?’, and… mobile phones?

Category: Science blog December 23, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week include evidence of delays to cancer diagnosis, as well as the most googled health question of the year.

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News digest – health warning on cigarettes, nanoparticles, ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco and…. artificial intelligence?

Category: Science blog December 16, 2017 1 comment

This week’s news features health warning on cigarettes and long-term results from a trial testing engineered immune cells in aggressive lymphoma.

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News digest – fixing NHS staff shortages, childhood obesity, a ‘ground-breaking’ trial and… British bangers?

Category: Science blog December 9, 2017 2 comments

This week’s news features a promise of over 5000 extra staff to tackle NHS shortages, and a ground-breaking personalised medicine trial for pancreatic cancer....

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News digest – diabetes, junk food ads, HPV vaccine, and… cancer drug treats HIV?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2017 0 comments

This week saw diabetes and extra weight linked to cancer, as well as a case of a man whose HIV was brought under control by a lung cancer drug.

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