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How new tests might help find treatments for cancers with no known origin

Category: Science blog January 21, 2019 1 comment

We’re looking into a certain type of cancer that is diagnosed once it has already spread, and doctors can’t find where the cancer first started growing.

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Lung cancer screening part 2: research into detection technology could lead to better tests

Category: Science blog December 6, 2018 1 comment

Blood tests, breath studies and better CT scans could all help detect lung cancers earlier. We investigate the latest research that could inform lung screening.

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‘Universal fingerprint’ in cancer DNA points to potential blood test. But it’s not ready for patients

Category: Science blog December 5, 2018 9 comments

A ’10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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PET scans showing how much oxygen is in a tumour could help monitor the effects of targeted drugs

Category: Science blog March 15, 2017 Comments are closed

New PET scans combined with drugs targeting low oxygen levels in tumours could help tailor cancer treatment.

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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

Category: Science blog March 10, 2017 Comments are closed

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Category: Science blog February 1, 2017 Comments are closed

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 5 comments

There’s more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Category: Science blog November 10, 2016 Comments are closed

Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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