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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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Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Category: Science blog October 1, 2018 5 comments

Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo have been given a Nobel Prize for revolutionising our understanding of how the immune system sees cancer.

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Science snaps: how nappy technology is helping us see cancer more clearly

Category: Science blog September 27, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Science Snaps

Find out how Professor Ed Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team have adapted the technology found in babies’ nappies to take sharper images of cancer cells.

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Making chemotherapy kinder for childhood leukaemia

Category: Science blog September 14, 2018 1 comment

Guest author, Dr Rosanna Jackson, outlines what scientists are doing to make treatment for one type of childhood leukaemia kinder.

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How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 31, 2018 1 comment

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Category: Science blog August 24, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

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An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2018 0 comments

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

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Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 13, 2018 2 comments

Growing ‘mini brains’ in dishes is just one of the innovative ways our scientists are studying brain tumours in the lab. Find out how this could lead to new treatments.

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Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Category: Science blog July 31, 2018 1 comment

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

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Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

Category: Science blog July 20, 2018 10 comments

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

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