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News digest – soaring skin cancer rates, breast milk, 5G and does eating insects really protect against cancer?

Category: Science blog July 20, 2019 2 comments

In the news this week: soaring melanoma skin cancer rates in younger adults and does eating insects really protect against cancer?

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News digest – sugary drinks, vagina bacteria, NHS info through Amazon’s Alexa and ‘War in the Blood’

Category: Science blog July 13, 2019 2 comments

In the news this week: a potential link between sugary drinks and cancer and the NHS teams up with Amazon Alexa to provide accessible health information.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

Category: Science blog July 12, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

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News digest – obesity, drug decisions, NHS waiting times and a cancer killing virus

Category: Science blog July 6, 2019 2 comments

In the news this week: obesity responsible for more cases of some cancers than smoking and a trio of NHS drug decisions.

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The first complete picture of how long it takes to diagnose cancer in England

Category: Science blog June 30, 2019 3 comments

Researchers have gathered the most complete picture of how long people wait for a cancer diagnosis in England. And there’s huge variation between referrals.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, prostate cancer urine test, IVF breast cancer risk and baby food

Category: Science blog June 29, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: an experimental urine test detects aggressive prostate cancer and cancer patients in Scotland are waiting even longer for treatment.

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Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Category: Science blog June 25, 2019 4 comments

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Category: Science blog June 24, 2019 1 comment

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series Science Snaps

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

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News digest – brain tumour awards, CAR T cell therapy, NHS ‘fast-tracking’ drugs and NICE decisions

Category: Science blog June 22, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: new CAR T cell therapy available on the NHS and our Brain Tumour awards provides funding for three new teams.

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Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

Category: Science blog June 20, 2019 1 comment

‘The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell’. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK’s new brain tumour funding.

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