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

Category: Science blog December 6, 2018 0 comments

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 4 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 5 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 3 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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Fishing for tumour DNA in the liquid bathing the brain

Category: Science blog November 6, 2018 2 comments

Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.

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Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

Category: Science blog October 3, 2018 6 comments

For the Prime Minister to reach her ambitions of 3 in 4 cancer patients diagnosed early in the next 10 years, NHS staff shortages must be addressed.

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Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Category: Science blog August 24, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

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Being diagnosed with a brain tumour – Mary’s story

Category: Science blog July 30, 2018 3 comments

Brain tumour research is one of our top priorities. In this series, 3 people share their experience of the disease, starting with Mary and her diagnosis.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be eradicated completely?’

Category: Science blog July 23, 2018 5 comments

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

Eradicating diseases isn’t easy. Here we look at which cancers are preventable, and how detecting cancers earlier could make a difference.

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