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Being diagnosed with a brain tumour – Mary’s story

Category: Science blog July 30, 2018 3 comments

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. In this series, 3 people share their experience of the disease, starting with Mary and her diagnosis.

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News digest – HPV jab for boys, childhood obesity, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’ and Zika virus

Category: Science blog July 28, 2018 0 comments

The Government announced that boys will get the HPV vaccine, and severe obesity in 10 and 11-year olds hits record high.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be eradicated completely?’

Category: Science blog July 23, 2018 5 comments

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Science Surgery

Eradicating diseases isn’t easy. Here we look at which cancers are preventable, and how detecting cancers earlier could make a difference.

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News digest – HPV jab for boys, low sugar chocolate, diabetes and complementary therapies might affect survival

Category: Science blog July 21, 2018 3 comments

An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.

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Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

Category: Science blog July 20, 2018 9 comments

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

Category: Science blog July 18, 2018 45 comments

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 3 comments

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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News digest – immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and CRISPR

Category: Science blog July 14, 2018 0 comments

A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.

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Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Category: Science blog July 12, 2018 1 comment

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients

Category: Science blog July 11, 2018 3 comments

Thanks to a trial we supported, people with a type of brain tumour now have a new treatment option – a chemotherapy we developed.

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