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6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

Category: Science blog December 18, 2018 0 comments

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.

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Our 5 biggest cancer research stories from 2018

Category: Science blog December 17, 2018 1 comment

This year we’ve taken important steps towards tackling the most aggressive cancers and making treatments kinder for children, all thanks to your generous donations.

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News digest – specialist prostate cancer scans, HPV vaccine catch up, breast cancer risk and surgery gel spray 

Category: Science blog December 15, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: specialist prostate cancer MRI scan recommended on NHS and scientists are developing a gel spray to reduce tumour growth after surgery.

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The new Cancer Drugs Fund has quietly reached a significant milestone

Category: Science blog December 14, 2018 1 comment

A revamped Cancer Drugs Fund is giving patients new options and renewed chances of successful treatment, quicker than ever before.

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News digest – lung cancer screening study, 100,000 genomes sequenced, NHS proton beam therapy and a ‘universal cancer blood test’

Category: Science blog December 8, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: why a ‘universal cancer test’ is not yet ready for patients and the UK’s largest ever lung cancer screening study will open next year.

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Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Category: Science blog December 6, 2018 1 comment

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

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‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients

Category: Science blog December 5, 2018 6 comments

A ’10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

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Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Category: Science blog December 4, 2018 9 comments

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

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News digest – cancer survival, cervical screening, immunotherapy on the NHS and US targeted drug approval

Category: Science blog December 1, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: cancer survival in England is still lagging behind the best and a second immunotherapy drug is made available for advanced skin cancer on the NHS.

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Science Snaps: spotting lung cancers’ ‘crime hotspots’

Category: Science blog November 26, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists are turning to crime-mapping tech as a new way to look at cancer.

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