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Predicting lung cancer’s return at surgery

New lung cancer research shows that detecting potential tumour cells leaving the vein in the lung at surgery may predict the diseases return.

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

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

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

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

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

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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Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

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Science Snaps: spotting lung cancers’ ‘crime hotspots’

This entry is part 24 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Scientists are turning to crime-mapping tech as a new way to look at cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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New Year’s Honours 2018: Professor Caroline Dive, CBE, and her career in lung cancer research

Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.

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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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