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News digest – cancer waiting times, complementary treatments, obesity and a NASA-style training for cancer patients?

In the news this week: cancer waiting time targets have been missed since 2015 and people suggest cancer patients to be given a NASA-style training before chemo.

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What makes a cancer test?

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Detecting cancer early

A successful cancer test needs to reliably detect ‘red-flag’ molecules produced by the cancer and be cheap so it can be used to screen thousands of people.

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News digest – transforming radiotherapy research, ‘DIY’ cervical screening tests, exercise and UK General Election

In the news this week: we pledge £56 million to revolutionise radiotherapy research and new study adds to evidence that gut bacteria might be behind some bowel cancers.

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General Election 2019: cancer fact checker

To help sort the hard facts from the political point-scoring during the General Election, we’ll be keeping an eye out for any claims about cancer.

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Revolutionising radiotherapy: making a cornerstone cancer treatment more personal and powerful

We’re investing £56 million into radiotherapy research that will be carried out by a network of specialist institutes across the UK.

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News digest – liver cancer death rates, snacking culture, barriers to screening and fact checking NHS claims

In the news this week: liver cancer death rates are on the rise and we learn more about the biology of prostate cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘How do cancer cells remain dormant for many years?’

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Science Surgery

It can be strange to think of cancer cells not dividing, but sleeping cancer cells could help to explain why some cancers come back after treatment.

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News digest – detecting ‘undetectable’ cancer, Britain’s Got Talent junk food ads, childhood brain tumour treatment and museum exhibit flags cancer

In the news this week: we set out bold ambitions to detect cancer earlier and a museum’s thermal imaging exhibit flags a woman’s breast cancer.

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The breast cancer ‘avatar’ mice that could help personalise treatment 

The Personalised Breast Cancer Programme in Cambridge is pioneering ways to tackle hard-to-treat breast cancer.

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News digest – screening review, exercise, NICE decisions and psoriasis

In the news this week: a new screening review encourages appointment times to fit in more with busy lifestyles, and how can exercise help with cancer treatment?

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