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How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 31, 2018 2 comments

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2018 0 comments

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

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Living with a brain tumour – Sue’s story

Category: Science blog August 3, 2018 2 comments

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. Here, Sue shares her experience of living with an incurable brain tumour.

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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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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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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

Category: Science blog March 10, 2017 Comments are closed

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 3 – prostate cancer, iKnife surgery, evolving tumours and more

Category: Science blog November 8, 2016 Comments are closed

Here are our highlights from day 3 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including personalised treatment for prostate cancer, and new surgery tech.

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Should the NHS publish data on cancer surgeons?

Category: Science blog January 11, 2016 Comments are closed

We take a look at the pros and cons of publishing cancer surgeons’ mortality data.

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‘Having cancer makes my work even more meaningful’ – Emma’s story

Category: Science blog August 14, 2015 57 comments

Emma Shanks shares her story of being diagnosed with oral cancer, not once but four times in succession.

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The five faces of prostate cancer?

Category: Science blog July 30, 2015 3 comments

We explore new research showing prostate cancer can be divided into five groups, which could help predict how well a patient will do after surgery.

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