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News digest – ‘stratified’ medicine, government reforms, and improving survival rates

There’s been another glut of fascinating stories this week, most of which focused on aspects of the NHS. Here’s our…

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Hope or false hope?

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never…

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There’s no conspiracy – sometimes it just doesn’t work

At Cancer Research UK, we’re often asked about alleged “miracle cures” for cancer, usually based on claims made on the…

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“Two years from breast cancer cure” – what’s the real story?

There were dramatic headlines in the papers this week claiming a “Breast cancer breakthrough”,  with “Scientists ‘close to breast cancer…

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“Cancer cured for good?” – Gc-MAF and the miracle cure

Note: This post has been updated as several research papers about Gc-MAF have been retracted. We will continue to update…

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“Cure for all cancers” – Hype or breakthrough?

“New hope of cure for all cancers” declared the Daily Express front page on Monday morning, while the Daily Mail…

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“New hope for breast cancer patients?”

Here’s another guest post by Science Information Officer Jo Peak. Over the last week, there’s been a flurry of headlines…

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