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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 2 comments

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

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How new tests might help find treatments for cancers with no known origin

Category: Science blog January 21, 2019 1 comment

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

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A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

Category: Science blog January 3, 2019 51 comments

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

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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 the test is 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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‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients

Category: Science blog December 5, 2018 9 comments

A ’10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

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

Category: Science blog December 4, 2018 12 comments

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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My sister’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I just remember waiting for news all the time’

Category: Science blog November 13, 2018 0 comments

Rachel, from East Sussex, shares how her sister Thekla’s breast cancer diagnosis has affected the family so far.

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The Prime Minister committed to diagnosing cancers earlier – so how many staff does the NHS need to get there?

Category: Science blog November 12, 2018 8 comments

Our new report estimates the number of cancer staff the NHS will need in the future so that people with cancer receive the best possible care.

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