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News digest – HPV jab for boys, low sugar chocolate, diabetes and complementary therapies might affect survival

Category: Science blog July 21, 2018 1 comment

An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.

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News digest – immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and CRISPR

Category: Science blog July 14, 2018 0 comments

A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.

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News digest – artificial ovaries, cereals high in sugar, breast screening and happy 70th birthday to the NHS

Category: Science blog July 7, 2018 0 comments

Research predicts how breast screening could be changed to cut overdiagnosis and save the NHS money, and the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

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News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

Category: Science blog June 30, 2018 0 comments

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news ...

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News digest – Cancer in the elderly, NHS funding, lung cancer treatment and making chemo kinder

Category: Science blog June 23, 2018 0 comments

This week’s headlines: drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo and cancer rates in over-75s are ‘set to rocket’.

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News digest – breast and lung cancer immunotherapy, vaping and ASCO highlights

Category: Science blog June 9, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A breast cancer immunotherapy first and lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS use in England.

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News digest – cancer blood test, brain tumour vaccine, smoking, and how to predict a tumour’s future

Category: Science blog June 1, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A ‘simple blood test’ isn’t the finished article, and an antifungal treatment has eliminated sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice.

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News digest – childhood leukaemia theory, AI diagnosis, junk food ads and ‘cancer-killing viruses’

Category: Science blog May 26, 2018 0 comments

Obesity dominates headlines this week and a senior scientist explains his theory on what might cause one type of childhood leukaemia.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cancer waiting times, immunotherapy, and how should we talk about cancer?

Category: Science blog May 19, 2018 0 comments

Tributes were paid this week following the death of Tessa Jowell, and the Government announced increased funding for brain tumour research.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, exercise, alcohol labels and ‘tanning genes’

Category: Science blog May 12, 2018 1 comment

This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.

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