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News digest – ‘lab-on-a-chip’, immune system hacking, prostate cancer scans and sprinting cells

Scientists are using machine learning to hunt for early signs of lung cancer in the blood.

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News digest – screening switch, genetic testing, cigarette packaging and coronavirus updates

Scientists are developing a new drug that combines chemotherapy and light therapy.

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News digest – microbial ‘signatures’, aspirin and liver cancer, vaping and coronavirus

Scientists have discovered it’s possible to identify some cancers by searching for microbial DNA ‘signatures’ in the blood.

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News digest – preventable cancers, nurse shortages, vaping and cancer’s ‘spare tyre’

Maintaining a healthy diet and not smoking are some of the main lifestyle changes that could mean 400 fewer cancer cases are diagnosed each day.

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News digest – smoke-free 2030, electronic noses, ovarian cancer and the microbiome

Last year, the Government set a target to make England tobacco-free by 2030, but new figures reveal we’re 7 years behind.

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News digest – statins, cellular communication, new fertility technique and vaping

In the news this week: statins may reduce risk of ovarian cancer and scientists reveal how cancer cells communicate.

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News digest – robot surgery, cancer information, drug decisions and prebiotics

In the news this week: A survey has revealed a third of cancer patients fail to receive vital information and robots are used in breast cancer surgery.

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News digest – cataloguing cancer genomes, gene-edited immune cells and NHS finances

In the news this week: scientists have completed the most comprehensive study of cancer genetics to date, revealing new clues that could help to detect cancer earlier.

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News digest – ex-smokers’ lungs, NHS staff shortages, Brexit and breast cancer genes

In the news this week: protective cells lining the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces lung cancer risk.

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News digest – cervical cancer progress, new immune cell, breast cancer scans and repurposed drugs

In the news this week:  cervical cancer progress in Britain has stalled in the last decade, as screening uptake remains stubbornly low.

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