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Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

Category: Science blog August 22, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it’s like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

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All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2016 3 comments

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren’t. We explore why.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016 2 comments

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

Category: Science blog July 23, 2014 9 comments

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has “phenomenally” improved from when Nicola’s mother had the disease.

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Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’

Category: Science blog June 27, 2014 3 comments

We look at the science behind media stories about a ‘simple blood test’ that apparently can ‘predict breast cancer’.

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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

Category: Science blog June 11, 2014 3 comments

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn’t there yet.

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Celebrity cancer stories: help or hindrance?

Category: Science blog July 5, 2013 2 comments

Cancer news often gets more attention if a celebrity has been diagnosed, but does this help raise awareness or can the celebrity angle do more harm than good?

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Twenty-five years since landmark bowel cancer discovery

Category: Science blog August 28, 2012 1 comment

There’s a lot more to do before we can say we’ve beaten cancer, but every now and then, it’s good to sit back and re...

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Bowel cancer – 40 years of progress but early detection is key

Category: Science blog April 2, 2012 1 comment

Spotting cancer early can save lives. Over the last nine weeks, the Department of Health has been running a campaign calle...

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Tracking down the BRCA genes (Part 2)

Category: Science blog February 29, 2012 Comments are closed

Our scientists discovered the second breast cancer gene, BRCA2 - we discuss how they made the finding and what this means ...

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