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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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How new tests might help find treatments for cancers with no known origin

Category: Science blog January 21, 2019 0 comments

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

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News digest – breast cancer risk calculator, ‘flexitarian’ diets, shape-shifting cancer cells and till receipts

Category: Science blog January 19, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: our scientists have made a calculator that predicts breast cancer risk and teenage cancer survival continues to rise.

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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

Category: Science blog January 14, 2019 5 comments

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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News digest – NHS long-term plan, chemo ‘sponge’, NHS waiting times and high fibre diets

Category: Science blog January 12, 2019 0 comments

In the news this week: NHS long-term plan is published, and scientists develop a ‘sponge’ to help mop up excess chemotherapy in the blood.

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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 7, 2019 1 comment

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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News digest – a cancer breath test, tumour VR, lab culture and 2019 predictions

Category: Science blog January 5, 2019 0 comments

In the news this week: A clinical trial for a breath test that might detect cancer launches and children are eating too many sugary foods.

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A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

Category: Science blog January 3, 2019 26 comments

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

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Our top researchers share their ambitions for 2019

Category: Science blog January 2, 2019 52 comments

We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.

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News digest – unhealthy food tax, NICE decisions, fertility and an experimental cervical cancer test

Category: Science blog December 22, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: a new experimental cervical cancer test and England’s top doctor calls for a tax on unhealthy foods.

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