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It’s time to be positive about triple negative breast cancer

Category: Science Blog June 30, 2014

Triple negative breast cancer has poorer survival and is less well understood than other types, but research is making a difference.

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Making breast screening more accurate

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

New research on a couple of specialised imaging techniques could improve breast cancer screening in the future.

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

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

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

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Science Snaps: how skin cancer spreads – the round or flat of it

Category: Science Blog June 25, 2014

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Science Snaps

With an image hot off the microscope, we look at how shape-shifting melanoma cells deploy different groups of enzymes to help them spread.

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Liam Byrne MP: Investment in science is an investment in patients

Category: Science Blog June 13, 2014

Labour’s Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, shares his vision for science and research in the UK.

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Diagnosing male breast cancer – how can we do better?

Category: Science Blog June 12, 2014

Every year in the UK around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, but because the disease is rare, it can be difficult to diagnose.

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New immunotherapy drugs hit the headlines – how do they work?

Category: Science Blog June 2, 2014

In the light of continued media attention, we explain the science behind two exciting new types of immunotherapy drug, called PD-1 and PD-L1 blockers.

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