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News digest – cancer survival comparisons, NHS nurse shortages, antibiotics and chicken?

In the news this week: cancer survival in the UK is increasing, despite having the lowest rate compared to other high-income countries.

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NHS diaries: ‘It’s like Groundhog Day, we just wait for the phone to ring’  

Waiting to hear if you have cancer, or if your cancer has come back, can be an extremely stressful time – especially if the results take weeks to come back.

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Measuring up: how does the UK compare internationally on cancer survival?

New survival figures have revealed some encouraging trends around the world. But they also highlight how much progress still needs to be made in the UK.

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NHS diaries: ‘It’s the most stressful organisation I’ve worked in in my life’

Diagnosing cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages is vital to help more people survive their cancer. But it requires having enough NHS staff in place.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, ‘snack tax’, cancer cell ‘sleep mode’ and PTSD

In the news this week: our figures show how NHS staff shortages are undermining ambitions to diagnose cancer early and parents in Scotland support restrictions on junk food price promotions.

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‘There are scientists from all over the world at my institute, working to accelerate progress in cancer research’  

With the Government redesigning the immigration system, we spoke to scientist Ines Figueiredo about her experiences of moving to and working in the UK.

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News digest – HRT and breast cancer risk, a billion fewer cigarettes and misunderstanding around HPV

In the news this week: hormone replacement therapy has been linked to breast cancer risk even a decade after use.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancer treatments stop working after so long?’

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer treatments can work in lots of different ways, aiming to kill tumour cells or keep them under control. Ideally they cause tumours to shrink, but they can also be considered successful if they stop tumours growing. But unfortunately, the effects don’t always last forever.

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News digest – ovarian cancer blood test, obesity in Scotland, cancer waiting times in Wales and statins

In the news this week: our scientists have developed an ovarian cancer blood test that maybe be able to detect cancer two years earlier than current methods.

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News digest – early diagnosis, fighting talk, bladder cancer deaths, and a poem on a pill

There has been an overall increase in early stage cancer detection in Scotland and Simon Armitage has engraved his latest poem on a cancer pill.

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