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News digest – NHS staff shortages, cervical screening error, HPV jab catch-up and ‘fat-clogged’ cells

Category: Science blog November 17, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: NHS staff shortages could reach 350,000 by 2030 and an error meant almost 50,000 women weren’t sent cervical screening letters.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

Category: Science blog November 16, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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My sister’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I just remember waiting for news all the time’

Category: Science blog November 13, 2018 0 comments

Rachel, from East Sussex, shares how her sister Thekla’s breast cancer diagnosis has affected the family so far.

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The Prime Minister committed to diagnosing cancers earlier – so how many staff does the NHS need to get there?

Category: Science blog November 12, 2018 2 comments

Our new report estimates the number of cancer staff the NHS will need in the future so that people with cancer receive the best possible care.

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News digest – pink brain tumour drink, red meat tax, AI funding boost and misleading headlines on sleep

Category: Science blog November 10, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: sleeping patterns and breast cancer risk, developments in a brain tumour liquid biopsy and a proposed red meat tax.

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Fishing for tumour DNA in the liquid bathing the brain

Category: Science blog November 6, 2018 1 comment

Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.

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News digest – forceful cancer cells, cervical screening, medicinal cannabis and misleading mobile phone headlines

Category: Science blog November 3, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: using Turing’s codebreaking to develop personalised cancer treatments and misleading headlines linking mobile phones to cancer.

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Mobile phones and cancer: misleading headlines fail to mention rats

Category: Science blog November 2, 2018 9 comments

US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats.

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Science Snaps: digging for clues on how bowel cancer starts

Category: Science blog November 1, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Science Snaps

We find out how stem cells could provide clues to how bowel cancer develops.

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News digest – breast cancer trials, height and cancer risk, bowel cancer in young people and immunotherapy

Category: Science blog October 27, 2018 2 comments

In the news this week: promising clinical trial results from ESMO 2018 and we call out an anti-smoking campaign’s hypocrisy.

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