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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘It’s one of those moments when time kind of stands still’ – Meg and Beth’s story

Category: Science blog September 17, 2018 0 comments

Meg and Beth share the story of their younger sister Eve, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in July 2015.

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News digest – global cancer rates rising, vaping figures, crowdfunding for cancer treatments and BRCA1 gene sleuthing

Category: Science blog September 15, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: New global cancer figures revealed and a study sheds new light on which faults in the BRCA1 gene could increase cancer risk.

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Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Category: Science blog September 14, 2018 1 comment

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

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NHS70: We asked four MPs about NHS staffing issues and the future of cancer care

Category: Science blog September 13, 2018 0 comments

Ahead of this year’s political party conferences, we asked MPs to outline their ambitions for the NHS and cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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News digest – NHS to fund personalised immunotherapy, bowel cancer screening, worldwide inactivity and living with a brain tumour

Category: Science blog September 8, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: NHS will fund personalised cell therapy for some children with blood cancer and bowel cancer screening uptake is dropping.

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Discovering better treatments for children with brain tumours

Category: Science blog September 5, 2018 2 comments

We’re launching a new Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence to speed up the discovery of new treatments for children with brain tumours.

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News digest – blood cancer immunotherapy, energy drink ban, ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans and our Annual Review

Category: Science blog September 1, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England and we publish our research highlights in our 2017/18 annual review.

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How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 31, 2018 1 comment

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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‘No-deal’ Brexit: what the Government’s plans could mean for cancer treatment, care and research

Category: Science blog August 30, 2018 1 comment

The Government have published the first in a series of plans in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. But how will this affect cancer patients and research?

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Sir Harpal Kumar: A spotlight on 15 years of progress against cancer

Category: Science blog August 29, 2018 1 comment

As part of our Annual Review 2017/18, our outgoing CEO, Sir Harpal Kumar, shares how our knowledge of cancer has changed in the last 15 years.

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