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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

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Spotting the earliest signs of oesophageal cancer with a fluorescence-detecting camera

Category: Science blog September 8, 2016

Our scientists in Cambridge have developed a specialised camera that could help detect precancerous changes that may devel...

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More than two years of missed NHS cancer targets and real people are still being left in limbo

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016

An important NHS cancer waiting time target has now been missed for over two years in England, and it's simply unacceptabl...

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Patients of the future – part 1: diagnosis

Category: Science blog April 13, 2016

We unpick some futuristic ideas and see where the research and technology is at today - and how far away we are from turni...

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Grand Challenge five: build a ‘Google Street View’ for cancer

Category: Science blog January 20, 2016

We home in on the fifth of our Grand Challenges, and ask the experts about what it will take to build a 'Google Street Vie...

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Lab work one day, caring for patients the next: the life of a clinician scientist

Category: Science blog December 23, 2015

One of our clinician scientists explains what it’s like balancing lab work and caring for patients.

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Getting the full picture: better imaging makes brain cancer easier to see

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

Scientists have found a way to make brain tumours easier to see, according to new research presented at the NCRI conferenc...

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