Together we will beat cancer


News digest – early diagnosis, fighting talk, bladder cancer deaths, and a poem on a pill

Category: Science blog August 17, 2019 2 comments

There has been an overall increase in early stage cancer detection in Scotland and Simon Armitage has engraved his latest poem on a cancer pill.

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News digest – personalised breast cancer blood test, AI funding boost, ‘calorie tax’ and burgers

Category: Science blog August 10, 2019 3 comments

£250 million towards an AI lab for the NHS and an experimental breast cancer blood test detects early disease.

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News digest – aspirin, breast cancer blood test, Boris Johnson’s NHS plans and bowel cancer rates in young people 

Category: Science blog August 3, 2019 2 comments

NICE makes draft recommendation on daily aspirin for people with Lynch syndrome to reduce bowel cancer risk and blood test could detect breast cancer relapse.

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News digest – smokefree 2030, NICE decision, proton beam therapy and CAR T cell boost in mice

Category: Science blog July 27, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: The government sets a smokefree target of 2030 for England and can eating fish reduce your risk of bowel cancer?

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News digest – soaring skin cancer rates, breast milk, 5G and does eating insects really protect against cancer?

Category: Science blog July 20, 2019 7 comments

In the news this week: soaring melanoma skin cancer rates in younger adults and does eating insects really protect against cancer?

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News digest – sugary drinks, vagina bacteria, NHS info through Amazon’s Alexa and ‘War in the Blood’

Category: Science blog July 13, 2019 4 comments

In the news this week: a potential link between sugary drinks and cancer and the NHS teams up with Amazon Alexa to provide accessible health information.

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News digest – obesity, drug decisions, NHS waiting times and a cancer killing virus

Category: Science blog July 6, 2019 2 comments

In the news this week: obesity responsible for more cases of some cancers than smoking and a trio of NHS drug decisions.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, prostate cancer urine test, IVF breast cancer risk and baby food

Category: Science blog June 29, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: an experimental urine test detects aggressive prostate cancer and cancer patients in Scotland are waiting even longer for treatment.

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News digest – brain tumour awards, CAR T cell therapy, NHS ‘fast-tracking’ drugs and NICE decisions

Category: Science blog June 22, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: new CAR T cell therapy available on the NHS and our Brain Tumour awards provides funding for three new teams.

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News digest – obesity projections, immunotherapy trials, Vitamin D and cancer ‘cure’ documentaries

Category: Science blog June 8, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: The low-down from the world’s largest cancer conference and the dangerous documentaries spreading misinformation about cancer.

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