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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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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Category: Science blog October 5, 2017 0 comments

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog September 29, 2017 0 comments

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 7 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 0 comments

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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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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News digest – vitamin supplements, cancer ‘avatars’, immunotherapy targets, and… Wi-Fi worries?

Category: Science blog August 26, 2017 0 comments

In this week's cancer news there's vitamin supplements and lung cancer risk, physical activity in middle age and immunotherapy research. Read our digest for mor...

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How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

Category: Science blog August 24, 2017 0 comments

Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.

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SABR: radiotherapy that’s smart, fast and to the point

Category: Science blog August 21, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Radiotherapy

Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.

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