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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog May 9, 2019 1 comment

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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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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Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Category: Science blog October 21, 2018 3 comments

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

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Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2018 Comments are closed

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Category: Science blog May 9, 2018 2 comments

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 16 comments

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 78 comments

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn’t save lives from prostate cancer.

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How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

Category: Science blog August 24, 2017 Comments are closed

Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.

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‘Nothing to lose and everything to gain’ – Alfred’s story

Category: Science blog July 24, 2017 8 comments

Read Alfred’s story of joining the STAMPEDE clinical trial. His is one of the many stories featured in our 2016/17 Annual Review.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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