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News digest – targeted radiation beam, precision medicine and our early detection roadmap

A new technique has been developed to help reduce a common side effect of radiotherapy for people with throat cancer.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, 1 million breast screenings missed and prostate cancer treatment

Results from a new drug trial have found “one of the most promising breakthroughs for patients with this type of breast cancer in the last 20 years.”

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News digest – calorie guidelines, reduced lung cancer referrals and COVID-19’s impact on cancer services

Six months after the UK entered lockdown, we now have a clearer picture of how COVID-19 has affected cancer services.

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News digest – larger waistlines and prostate cancer, GP gut instincts and bee venom

New research suggests that men with larger waistlines may be more likely to die from prostate cancer.

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News digest – genetic links to male breast cancer, bowel cancer checks and shorter radiotherapy

Researchers have discovered three new genetic variants related to male breast cancer.

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News digest – dinosaur bone cancer, YouTube junk food ad ban and COVID-19 updates

Researchers have discovered evidence that a dinosaur from 77 million years ago may have had a form of bone cancer found today.

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News digest – sponge on a string, junk food watershed, prostate cancer AI and mobile phones?

The UK Government has announced a new “landmark” obesity strategy that will aid our ambition to beat cancer.

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News digest – cancer blood test, gum disease and junk food ads

Researchers have developed a new blood test that can detect cancers in blood samples taken up to 4 years before diagnosis.

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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 – light-activated nanoparticles, Government’s obesity plans, tumour ‘glue’ and AI research fund

Researchers are developing light-activated nanoparticles that can ‘rob’ cancer cells of vital survival proteins.

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