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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 1 comment

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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News digest – immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and CRISPR

Category: Science blog July 14, 2018 0 comments

A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.

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Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Category: Science blog July 12, 2018 0 comments

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients

Category: Science blog July 11, 2018 0 comments

Thanks to a trial we supported, people with a type of brain tumour now have a new treatment option – a chemotherapy we developed.

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News digest – artificial ovaries, cereals high in sugar, breast screening and happy 70th birthday to the NHS

Category: Science blog July 7, 2018 0 comments

Research predicts how breast screening could be changed to cut overdiagnosis and save the NHS money, and the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

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Computer simulation suggests risk-based breast screening could have benefits

Category: Science blog July 6, 2018 2 comments

New computer simulation study suggests only screening women deemed at a ‘high risk’ of breast cancer could help to reduce unnecessary diagnoses.

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Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

Category: Science blog July 2, 2018 1 comment

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

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News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

Category: Science blog June 30, 2018 0 comments

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news ...

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Unlocking new insight into brain tumours using neuroscience

Category: Science blog June 28, 2018 4 comments

From targeting cancer stem cells to reawakening sleeping cells, research is finding the answers to how brain tumours develop.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 3 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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