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

Category: Science blog May 18, 2019 0 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 4 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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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Category: Science blog May 15, 2019 3 comments

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Clinician scientist training: ‘You’re trying to carve out your own path with few examples to follow’

Category: Science blog May 13, 2019 1 comment

Changing clinical research training could make this career path more flexible, and help retain female scientists. We speak to a researcher for their take.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, HPV vaccine in Rwanda, prostate cancer guidelines and sunscreen chemicals

Category: Science blog May 11, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: Can the HPV vaccination help reduce cervical cancer in Rwanda? And shining a light on sunscreen.

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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog May 9, 2019 1 comment

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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News digest – obesity research, HPV detection in urine, breast cancer treatment test and diet

Category: Science blog May 4, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: a urine test for cervical cancer screening? And more insight into obesity in the UK.

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Category: Science blog May 2, 2019 0 comments

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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News digest – lung cancer in non-smokers, targeted clinical trials, pancreatic cancer ‘chatter’ and immigration

Category: Science blog April 27, 2019 16 comments

In the news this week: Lung cancer in never-smokers is on the rise and reading tumour DNA could match patients to early stage clinical trials.

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2019 77 comments

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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