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The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Category: Science blog June 17, 2019 0 comments

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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News digest – NHS waiting times, prostate cancer scans, drug decisions and gut bacteria

Category: Science blog June 15, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: NHS waiting times for cancer treatment ‘continue to spiral downwards’.

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News digest – obesity projections, immunotherapy trials, Vitamin D and cancer ‘cure’ documentaries

Category: Science blog June 8, 2019 4 comments

In the news this week: The low-down from the world’s largest cancer conference and the dangerous documentaries spreading misinformation about cancer.

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News digest – ultra-processed food, liquid gel spacer, night shift work and how breast cancer spreads 

Category: Science blog June 1, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: no link found between night shift work and breast cancer and a liquid gel spacer could help reduce effects of radiotherapy on prostate cancer patients.

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ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

Category: Science blog May 31, 2019 4 comments

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

Category: Science blog May 31, 2019 2 comments

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

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Learning about advanced cancer from the people who donate their bodies after death

Category: Science blog May 28, 2019 6 comments

We look at the research made possible by people who donate their bodies after their death, including helping scientists understand how advanced cancers spread.

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News digest – artificial intelligence, e-cigarettes, cancer screening and animal ‘avatars’

Category: Science blog May 25, 2019 5 comments

In the news this week: a review into UK cancer screening highlights outdated NHS IT systems and scientists develop AI to detect early stage lung cancer.

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News digest – bowel cancer rates, brain tumour ‘pink drink’, cigarette displays and chewing gum

Category: Science blog May 18, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: bowel cancer rates in younger people is on the rise and fewer children smoke thanks to cigarette display bans in shops.

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Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2019 39 comments

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what’s behind the increase?

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