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News digest – breast and lung cancer immunotherapy, vaping and ASCO highlights

Category: Science blog June 9, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A breast cancer immunotherapy first and lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS use in England.

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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 2 comments

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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ASCO 2018 news: ‘blood tests’, breast cancer chemo, kinder treatments and immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 2, 2018 4 comments

The top stories from the 2018 ASCO annual meeting: overexcited coverage of cancer blood tests and how a gene test can tailor breast cancer treatment.

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News digest – cancer blood test, brain tumour vaccine, smoking, and how to predict a tumour’s future

Category: Science blog June 1, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A ‘simple blood test’ isn’t the finished article, and an antifungal treatment has eliminated sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice.

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6 tips to spot cancer ‘fake news’

Category: Science blog May 30, 2018 3 comments

How can you tell if there’s more to the latest cancer news than meets the eye? Here are a few tips to help you judge a story for yourself.

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Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”

Category: Science blog May 29, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Science Surgery

A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.

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Learning from a cancer’s past could predict its future

Category: Science blog May 28, 2018 1 comment

By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.

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News digest – childhood leukaemia theory, AI diagnosis, junk food ads and ‘cancer-killing viruses’

Category: Science blog May 26, 2018 0 comments

Obesity dominates headlines this week and a senior scientist explains his theory on what might cause one type of childhood leukaemia.

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Patient data saves lives. Here’s how we use and protect it

Category: Science blog May 25, 2018 2 comments

Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.

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Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

Category: Science blog May 21, 2018 7 comments

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

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