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News digest – Stoptober, NHS drug decisions, quality calories and the childhood cancer survivor turned scientist

Category: Science blog September 22, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: a pathologist shortage is causing delays to cancer diagnosis and PHE launches its annual Stoptober campaign.

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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘The fact that she’s been diagnosed twice makes the journey even longer’ – Alyssa’s story

Category: Science blog September 21, 2018 0 comments

Alyssa shares the story of her younger sister, Alayna, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma – a type of bone cancer – in September 2012.

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Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

Category: Science blog September 20, 2018 3 comments

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

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Siblings affected by childhood cancer: ‘I’m so proud of what he’s done and how far he’s come’ – James’s story

Category: Science blog September 19, 2018 0 comments

James shares the story of his younger brother Max, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia, a type of blood cancer, in May 2003.

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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 3 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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