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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 11 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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A breath test with the goal of detecting multiple cancers is ready to start trials

Category: Science blog January 3, 2019 57 comments

The first clinical trial testing Owlstone’s Breath Biopsy® technology on a range of cancer types is now open.

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Lung cancer screening part 1: the benefits and harms according to clinical trials

Category: Science blog December 4, 2018 12 comments

Researchers are trying to diagnose lung cancer early through screening, and studying if the benefits of early detection outweigh the harms.

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Prostate cancer radiotherapy could have benefits even after the disease has spread

Category: Science blog October 21, 2018 3 comments

Trial finds prostate radiotherapy plus standard treatment improves survival for some men whose prostate cancer has spread, which could help thousands in the UK.

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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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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 4 comments

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 6 comments

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin.

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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 4 comments

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

Category: Science blog March 12, 2018 4 comments

This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 17 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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