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News digest – microbial ‘signatures’, aspirin and liver cancer, vaping and coronavirus

Scientists have discovered it’s possible to identify some cancers by searching for microbial DNA ‘signatures’ in the blood.

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News digest – cataloguing cancer genomes, gene-edited immune cells and NHS finances

In the news this week: scientists have completed the most comprehensive study of cancer genetics to date, revealing new clues that could help to detect cancer earlier.

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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 screening AI, NHS waiting times, brain tumour scans and ‘prehab’

In the news this week: AI software is just as good as a radiologist at spotting breast cancer in screening images.

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News digest – prostate cancer MRI trial, drug delivery, cancer ‘cures’ on Facebook and weight loss

In the news this week: WHO approves a cheap copy of a common breast cancer drug that could save the lives of women in low income countries.

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News digest – heart health risks, immunotherapy trials, prostate cancer urine test and living with cancer

In the news this week: new estimates suggest there are now nearly 3 million people in the UK living with cancer and some promising immunotherapy trial results.

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News digest – transforming radiotherapy research, ‘DIY’ cervical screening tests, exercise and UK General Election

In the news this week: we pledge £56 million to revolutionise radiotherapy research and new study adds to evidence that gut bacteria might be behind some bowel cancers.

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News digest – liver cancer death rates, snacking culture, barriers to screening and fact checking NHS claims

In the news this week: liver cancer death rates are on the rise and we learn more about the biology of prostate cancer.

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News digest – detecting ‘undetectable’ cancer, Britain’s Got Talent junk food ads, childhood brain tumour treatment and museum exhibit flags cancer

In the news this week: we set out bold ambitions to detect cancer earlier and a museum’s thermal imaging exhibit flags a woman’s breast cancer.

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