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Will NICE’s proposed reforms actually work?

Category: Science Blog July 30, 2014

Our thoughts on the new proposals to reform the the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Achieving the world’s best cancer survival

Category: Science Blog July 14, 2014

UK cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years. But it still lags behind the best in the world. Why?

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Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

Category: Science Blog May 21, 2014

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, we’ve compiled a list of 10 recommendations for action we think the next government should focus on to help beat cancer.

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We need to get new drugs to patients faster, but how?

Category: Science Blog December 11, 2013

The research community and the government want to speed up how quickly cancer patients can access new drugs – we discuss the latest thinking.

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The quest to unravel the side effects of cancer drugs

Category: Science Blog September 5, 2013

An important part of cancer drug treatment is minimising side effects – how are scientists tackling this issue and what does the new research show?

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Clinical trials and Parliamentary tribulations

Category: Science Blog April 25, 2013

Clinical trials are vital – they’re how we know which treatments work, how best to use them, and what the side effects are. So running trials quickly and ef...

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Notes from NCRI conference (day 4)

Category: Science Blog November 7, 2012

Before the final day of the conference started, we once again awoke to news stories based on research presented over the last few days. The BBC led with figures...

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