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News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

Category: Science blog February 17, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

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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 Comments are closed

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 Comments are closed

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 Comments are closed

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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