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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

Category: Science blog January 14, 2019 5 comments

This entry is part of 30 in the series Our milestones

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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News digest – NHS long-term plan, chemo ‘sponge’, NHS waiting times and high fibre diets

Category: Science blog January 12, 2019 0 comments

In the news this week: NHS long-term plan is published, and scientists develop a ‘sponge’ to help mop up excess chemotherapy in the blood.

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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 7, 2019 1 comment

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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News digest – a cancer breath test, tumour VR, lab culture and 2019 predictions

Category: Science blog January 5, 2019 0 comments

In the news this week: A clinical trial for a breath test that might detect cancer launches and children are eating too many sugary foods.

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A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

Category: Science blog January 3, 2019 26 comments

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

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Our top researchers share their ambitions for 2019

Category: Science blog January 2, 2019 50 comments

We asked some of our top researchers to share their personal ambitions for 2019 and the key trends that they hope to see emerge in their field.

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News digest – unhealthy food tax, NICE decisions, fertility and an experimental cervical cancer test

Category: Science blog December 22, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: a new experimental cervical cancer test and England’s top doctor calls for a tax on unhealthy foods.

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Too soon to say cervical cancer DNA test will ‘revolutionise screening’

Category: Science blog December 19, 2018 13 comments

A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used in cervical screening.

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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 9 comments

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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