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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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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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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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Cancer waiting time targets – simply not good enough

Category: Science blog May 20, 2015

Today’s new cancer waiting time data are the worst since records began, and paint a gloomy picture of deteriorating cancer services. We take a closer look.

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Dame Sally Davies: ‘We can make research a statement, not a question’

Category: Science blog May 19, 2015

Professor Dame Sally Davies is England’s Chief Medical Officer. This is her reaction to our new report, published this morning, exploring how the NHS supports...

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How to make the NHS a research powerhouse

Category: Science blog May 19, 2015

Our new report, Every Patient a Research Patient? looks at how well the NHS is performing at offering cancer patients the opportunity to take part in research.

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