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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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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 17 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2017 1 comment

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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Searching for a blood test to monitor ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog December 20, 2016 6 comments

Our scientists are looking for ways to use blood tests in cancer prognosis and treatment planning.

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Meet our new research fellows 2016

Category: Science blog October 6, 2016 2 comments

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

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All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2016 3 comments

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren’t. We explore why.

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Building tumours in the lab – a how to guide

Category: Science blog July 4, 2016 2 comments

Our scientists in London are taking apart tumours and rebuilding artificial versions in the lab to help test the latest treatments.

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Ovarian cancer screening trial – a tantalising result?

Category: Science blog December 17, 2015 2 comments

We look at the long-awaited results from a study testing whether an ovarian cancer screening programme could actually save lives from the disease.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015 12 comments

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. ...

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