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News digest – radiologist shortage, ‘no deal’ Brexit plans, e-cigarettes and alcohol

In the news this week: the health risks caused by drinking alcohol and scientists discover a promising drug target for some lung cancers.

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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News digest – breast screening error, gene tests, childhood obesity and mobile phones

This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.

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News digest – cutting chemo, ovarian cancer drug, Scottish waiting times, and… a new human organ?

This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients and scientists may have discovered new human organ.

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News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.

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Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does having had cancer make you more likely to develop it again?’

This entry is part 6 of 22 in the series Science Surgery

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we’re tackling a question we were asked on second cancers.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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