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European data laws – where privacy meets progress in research

Category: Science blog June 24, 2015

We look at the latest developments in Europe as a new law on EU data regulations threatens how researchers across the continent do their job.

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New NICE GP guidelines have huge ambition and potential

Category: Science blog June 23, 2015

A practising GP shares his thoughts on the new National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for suspected cancer, published today.

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Lifting the lid on bowel screening – why doesn’t everyone invited take part?

Category: Science blog June 19, 2015

Despite the benefits, the proportion of people who take up bowel cancer screening is disappointingly low. We look at why, and how we can fix it.

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‘Smoking Still Kills’ – that’s why we’re committed to a strategy to tackle tobacco

Category: Science blog June 10, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, spoke at the Parliamentary launch of Action on Smoking and Health’s (ASH) new report: Smoking Still Kills.

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A disappointing decision over olaparib for ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog June 1, 2015

In light of a preliminary ‘no’ from NICE over olaparib for ovarian cancer, we hear from one of our experts whose work led to the drug’s development

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How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

Category: Science blog May 31, 2015

To mark World No Tobacco Day, we look at the illicit trade in tobacco, and how how the tobacco industry itself plays a role

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Could changes to primary care help improve cancer survival?

Category: Science blog May 28, 2015

An in-depth discussion of a new study, which looked whether the role GPs play in diagnosing cancers early is linked to international differences in survival

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