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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Category: Science blog March 20, 2019 5 comments

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin’s evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

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Headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details

Category: Science blog March 20, 2019 11 comments

Hot drinks have hit headlines today, with new research sparking claims that hot tea ‘doubles the risk of oesophageal cancer’. But how hot is hot? And are the headlines anything to worry about?

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Science Snaps: Revealing a potential new marker for aggressive prostate cancer

Category: Science blog March 19, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Science Snaps

Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that’s found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.

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Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Category: Science blog March 13, 2019 22 comments

Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Category: Science blog February 14, 2019 14 comments

This entry is part 18 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Opinion: ‘NHS targeted lung health checks are another reason to be positive about lung cancer’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2019 1 comment

The roll-out of mobile NHS scanners will save lives from lung cancer. But staff shortages, stop smoking services and treatment inequalities can’t be ignored.

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Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Category: Science blog January 24, 2019 8 comments

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

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Too soon to say cervical cancer DNA test will ‘revolutionise screening’

Category: Science blog December 19, 2018 13 comments

A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but it’s a long way from being used in cervical screening.

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Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Category: Science blog December 6, 2018 1 comment

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

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