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‘A message of love and support is a beautiful thing’ – Amy’s story

In the run up to World Cancer Day 2016, we caught up with breast cancer survivor, to find out how she was doing, and why she’s supporting World Cancer Day again.

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Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer chemo.

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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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The Patient Portal: putting information back in patients’ hands

We’re helping to offer cancer patients easy access to their online treatment records – but what do patients think of it?

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

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Alternative therapies: what’s the harm?

We often see stories in the media about cancer patients who have chosen alternative treatments, either alongside or instead of…

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the…

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NCRI 2014 conference summary – day 2

Here’s our round up from day two of the NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help

Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer, but a new treatment programme could improve quality of life for patients

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The quest to unravel the side effects of cancer drugs

An important part of cancer drug treatment is minimising side effects – how are scientists tackling this issue and what does the new research show?

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