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News digest – lung cancer screening study, 100,000 genomes sequenced, NHS proton beam therapy and a ‘universal cancer blood test’

Category: Science blog December 8, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: why a ‘universal cancer test’ is not yet ready for patients and the UK’s largest ever lung cancer screening study will open next year.

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News digest – cancer survival, cervical screening, immunotherapy on the NHS and US targeted drug approval

Category: Science blog December 1, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: cancer survival in England is still lagging behind the best and a second immunotherapy drug is made available for advanced skin cancer on the NHS.

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News digest – junk food ad ban, cancer-killing viruses, immunotherapy on the NHS and sugar supplements

Category: Science blog November 24, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: more NHS patients will receive immunotherapy and we explain why a sugar supplement isn’t a proven cancer treatment just yet.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, cervical screening error, HPV jab catch-up and ‘fat-clogged’ cells

Category: Science blog November 17, 2018 2 comments

In the news this week: NHS staff shortages could reach 350,000 by 2030 and an error meant almost 50,000 women weren’t sent cervical screening letters.

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News digest – pink brain tumour drink, red meat tax, AI funding boost and misleading headlines on sleep

Category: Science blog November 10, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: sleeping patterns and breast cancer risk, developments in a brain tumour liquid biopsy and a proposed red meat tax.

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News digest – forceful cancer cells, cervical screening, medicinal cannabis and misleading mobile phone headlines

Category: Science blog November 3, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: using Turing’s codebreaking to develop personalised cancer treatments and misleading headlines linking mobile phones to cancer.

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News digest – breast cancer trials, height and cancer risk, bowel cancer in young people and immunotherapy

Category: Science blog October 27, 2018 8 comments

In the news this week: promising clinical trial results from ESMO 2018 and we call out an anti-smoking campaign’s hypocrisy.

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News digest – ‘No-deal’ Brexit predictions, nurse shortages and a ‘surprising’ DNA discovery

Category: Science blog October 20, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: drug approvals could be delayed by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and scientists investigating DNA faults have uncovered some surprising results.

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News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

Category: Science blog October 13, 2018 2 comments

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

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News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

Category: Science blog October 6, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.

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