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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

Category: Science blog July 12, 2019 16 comments

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

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News digest – obesity, drug decisions, NHS waiting times and a cancer killing virus

Category: Science blog July 6, 2019 2 comments

In the news this week: obesity responsible for more cases of some cancers than smoking and a trio of NHS drug decisions.

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The first complete picture of how long it takes to diagnose cancer in England

Category: Science blog June 30, 2019 4 comments

Researchers have gathered the most complete picture of how long people wait for a cancer diagnosis in England. And there’s huge variation between referrals.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, prostate cancer urine test, IVF breast cancer risk and baby food

Category: Science blog June 29, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: an experimental urine test detects aggressive prostate cancer and cancer patients in Scotland are waiting even longer for treatment.

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Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Category: Science blog June 25, 2019 6 comments

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

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Science Snaps: seeing the effects of proteins we know nothing about

Category: Science blog June 24, 2019 1 comment

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Anh Hoang Le, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute in Glasgow, studies two proteins that we know curiously little about: CYRI-A and CYRI-B.

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News digest – brain tumour awards, CAR T cell therapy, NHS ‘fast-tracking’ drugs and NICE decisions

Category: Science blog June 22, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: new CAR T cell therapy available on the NHS and our Brain Tumour awards provides funding for three new teams.

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Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

Category: Science blog June 20, 2019 1 comment

‘The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell’. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK’s new brain tumour funding.

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NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

Category: Science blog June 19, 2019 0 comments

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

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Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

Category: Science blog June 18, 2019 6 comments

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Science Surgery

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here’s how scientists uncovered the link.

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