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News digest – HPV jab for boys, low sugar chocolate, diabetes and complementary therapies might affect survival

Category: Science blog July 21, 2018 1 comment

An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.

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Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

Category: Science blog July 20, 2018 3 comments

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

Category: Science blog July 18, 2018 3 comments

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 2 comments

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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News digest – immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and CRISPR

Category: Science blog July 14, 2018 0 comments

A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.

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Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Category: Science blog July 12, 2018 0 comments

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients

Category: Science blog July 11, 2018 0 comments

Thanks to a trial we supported, people with a type of brain tumour now have a new treatment option – a chemotherapy we developed.

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News digest – artificial ovaries, cereals high in sugar, breast screening and happy 70th birthday to the NHS

Category: Science blog July 7, 2018 0 comments

Research predicts how breast screening could be changed to cut overdiagnosis and save the NHS money, and the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

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Computer simulation suggests risk-based breast screening could have benefits

Category: Science blog July 6, 2018 2 comments

New computer simulation study suggests only screening women deemed at a ‘high risk’ of breast cancer could help to reduce unnecessary diagnoses.

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Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

Category: Science blog July 2, 2018 1 comment

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

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