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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 11 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

Category: Science blog February 28, 2019 7 comments

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from exciting new treatments.

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Linking cancer drug prices to treatment success could speed up approvals. But what do patients consider success?

Category: Science blog February 21, 2019 3 comments

With NHS budgets stretched, it’s critical that cancer drugs offer value for money. We’ve teamed up with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to investigate a different approach to drug pricing.

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The new Cancer Drugs Fund has quietly reached a significant milestone

Category: Science blog December 14, 2018 1 comment

A revamped Cancer Drugs Fund is giving patients new options and renewed chances of successful treatment, quicker than ever before.

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Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Category: Science blog October 21, 2018 3 comments

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

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Nobel Prize 2018: how the winning chemistry technique helped generate new cancer treatments

Category: Science blog October 17, 2018 1 comment

Professor George Smith and Sir Gregory Winter won a Nobel Prize for a developing a technique that can help scientists discover new cancer drugs.

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

Category: Science blog October 5, 2018 6 comments

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

Category: Science blog October 1, 2018 9 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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Developing kinder treatments for people with brain tumours

Category: Science blog September 20, 2018 4 comments

We look at why researchers are working towards brain tumour treatments that are not only more effective, but also kinder.

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Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Category: Science blog September 14, 2018 1 comment

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

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