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News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

Category: Science blog October 13, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

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News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

Category: Science blog October 6, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.

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‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog October 5, 2018 1 comment

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

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Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

Category: Science blog October 3, 2018 1 comment

For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.

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Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Category: Science blog October 1, 2018 5 comments

Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo have been given a Nobel Prize for revolutionising our understanding of how the immune system sees cancer.

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News digest – obesity, the contraceptive pill, breast cancer rates and cancer in Kenya

Category: Science blog September 29, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women.

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‘My fiancee is gone but she’s still helping others fight cancer’

Category: Science blog September 28, 2018 0 comments

Following the publication of a new piece of cancer research, one of our colleagues reflects on the contribution his late fiancee made in making it happen.

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Science snaps: how nappy technology is helping us see cancer more clearly

Category: Science blog September 27, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Science Snaps

Find out how Professor Ed Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team have adapted the technology found in babies’ nappies to take sharper images of cancer cells.

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Pain, poverty and poor survival: oesophageal cancer in Kenya

Category: Science blog September 25, 2018 Comments are closed

Two patient advocates travelled to Kenya as part of a Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge team that’s hunting for unknown causes of cancer.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 10 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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