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‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog October 5, 2018 1 comment

With two complex CAR T immunotherapies now approved on the NHS in England, we look at how the health service has had to react to these exciting new treatments.

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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 1 comment

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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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 10 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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NHS70: We asked four MPs about NHS staffing issues and the future of cancer care

Category: Science blog September 13, 2018 0 comments

Ahead of this year’s political party conferences, we asked MPs to outline their ambitions for the NHS and cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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‘No-deal’ Brexit: what the Government’s plans could mean for cancer treatment, care and research

Category: Science blog August 30, 2018 1 comment

The Government have published the first in a series of plans in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. But how will this affect cancer patients and research?

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

Category: Science blog July 18, 2018 47 comments

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 4 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients

Category: Science blog June 21, 2018 23 comments

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80% in less than 20 years. The NHS must adapt now to care for them.

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NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

Category: Science blog June 18, 2018 21 comments

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

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‘Our NHS is there for us, now it’s time to stand with them’

Category: Science blog June 15, 2018 2 comments

We’ve launched a campaign for more NHS staff to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer survivor Elizabeth Bailey explains how you can get involved.

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