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Meet our scientists investigating cancers’ weak spots, showing research ROCKs, and much more

Category: Science blog October 27, 2017 Comments are closed

We’d like to introduce the latest bunch of scientists that we’ve given funding to head up their own research teams for the first time.

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Cancer patients diagnosed at an earlier stage are more likely to have surgery than chemotherapy

Category: Science blog October 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A world-first data report could help us understand whether cancer patients are getting the most appropriate treatments for them.

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Internal radiotherapy: tackling cancer from within

Category: Science blog October 24, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy doesn’t have to be given from outside the body. Radioactive implants and drinks stay close to tumours to minimise side effects.

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 2 comments

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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Taking part in clinical trials – Tommy’s story

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 8 comments

In 2012, Tommy Brennan was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Here, he shares his story and his experience of joining a Cancer Research UK-funded clinical trial.

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News digest – lung cancer drug, vaping, HPV, and… CRISPR genome editing?

Category: Science blog September 23, 2017 2 comments

In this week’s news a drug was approved for some lung cancer patients in England, and vaping could be a big piece of the quitting smoking puzzle.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 3 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: 9 top questions answered

Category: Science blog September 1, 2017 3 comments

At the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we answer some of the most common questions we get around children’s cancers.

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