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

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015 2 comments

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

Category: Science blog June 10, 2015 2 comments

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

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015 2 comments

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?

Category: Science blog April 27, 2015 30 comments

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

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015 327 comments

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

Category: Science blog November 4, 2014 2 comments

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

Category: Science blog August 29, 2014 20 comments

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

Category: Science blog September 5, 2013 1 comment

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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Today’s headlines about tamoxifen

Category: Science blog September 4, 2013 23 comments

Following reports that women who stop taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could face their cancer returning, we look at the research behind the headlines.

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Communication and support at the end of life is so important

Category: Science blog November 14, 2012 Comments are closed

It was heartening to see Helen Jamison’s article in The Independent yesterday. If you missed it, Helen wrote a moving…

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