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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 0 comments

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 0 comments

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Category: Science blog December 21, 2017 1 comment

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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Cutting cancer diagnosis delays means understanding each patient’s journey

Category: Science blog December 19, 2017 1 comment

GPs say that more than 1 in 5 cancer patients in England experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis.

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NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

Category: Science blog December 5, 2017 1 comment

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

Category: Science blog November 21, 2017 1 comment

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Category: Science blog October 19, 2017 0 comments

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 2 comments

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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