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NHS to ‘fast track’ new personalised cancer medicines – but it’s not ready quite yet

Category: Science blog June 19, 2019 0 comments

NHS England announced plans to fast track “revolutionary” new cancer drugs. But there’s still some way to go before these drugs might reach patients.

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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

Category: Science blog May 31, 2019 2 comments

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

Category: Science blog May 9, 2019 12 comments

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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Linking cancer drug prices to treatment success could speed up approvals. But what do patients consider success?

Category: Science blog February 21, 2019 15 comments

With NHS budgets stretched, it’s critical that cancer drugs offer value for money. We’ve teamed up with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to investigate a different approach to drug pricing.

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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 7, 2019 5 comments

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

Category: Science blog December 18, 2018 3 comments

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.

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The new Cancer Drugs Fund has quietly reached a significant milestone

Category: Science blog December 14, 2018 1 comment

A revamped Cancer Drugs Fund is giving patients new options and renewed chances of successful treatment, quicker than ever before.

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My sister’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I just remember waiting for news all the time’

Category: Science blog November 13, 2018 Comments are closed

Rachel, from East Sussex, shares how her sister Thekla’s breast cancer diagnosis has affected the family so far.

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The Prime Minister committed to diagnosing cancers earlier – so how many staff does the NHS need to get there?

Category: Science blog November 12, 2018 8 comments

Our new report estimates the number of cancer staff the NHS will need in the future so that people with cancer receive the best possible care.

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company launched a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. But if they wanted that to happen, they’d stop making cigarettes.

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