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News digest – smoking ban, HPV and prostate cancer, genetic testing and plain packaging

Smoking could be banned outsides pubs, cafés and restaurants in England, with peers urging ministers to consider similar measures in England.

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News digest – ex-smokers’ lungs, NHS staff shortages, Brexit and breast cancer genes

In the news this week: protective cells lining the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces lung cancer risk.

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News digest – breast cancer survival, melanoma immunotherapy, red meat and cigarette warnings 

In the news this week: record numbers of people beating breast cancer and long-term benefits of melanoma immunotherapy revealed.

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News digest – ‘sugar tax’ success, Scottish drug decisions, smoking rates and an ‘electronic nose’

In the news this week: an ‘electronic nose’ could help predict who may benefit from lung cancer immunotherapy.

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News digest – obesity projections, immunotherapy trials, Vitamin D and cancer ‘cure’ documentaries

In the news this week: The low-down from the world’s largest cancer conference and the dangerous documentaries spreading misinformation about cancer.

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ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

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Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Our scientists have found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases, each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, cervical screening error, HPV jab catch-up and ‘fat-clogged’ cells

In the news this week: NHS staff shortages could reach 350,000 by 2030 and an error meant almost 50,000 women weren’t sent cervical screening letters.

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News digest – breast cancer trials, height and cancer risk, bowel cancer in young people and immunotherapy

In the news this week: promising clinical trial results from ESMO 2018 and we call out an anti-smoking campaign’s hypocrisy.

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

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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