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News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

Category: Science blog October 13, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

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‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog October 5, 2018 1 comment

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

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Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

Category: Science blog October 3, 2018 0 comments

For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.

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Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Category: Science blog October 1, 2018 5 comments

Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo have been given a Nobel Prize for revolutionising our understanding of how the immune system sees cancer.

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News digest – obesity, the contraceptive pill, breast cancer rates and cancer in Kenya

Category: Science blog September 29, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women.

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

Category: Science blog July 21, 2018 2 comments

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

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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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News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

Category: Science blog June 30, 2018 0 comments

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news digest.

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NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

Category: Science blog June 18, 2018 21 comments

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

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