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News digest – ‘mini tumours’, thyroid drugs, 100,000 Genomes Project, and… do superfoods prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog February 24, 2018 0 comments

‘Mini tumours’ to help guide treatment and NHS approval for three thyroid cancer drugs were in the news this week.

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News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

Category: Science blog February 17, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog February 16, 2018 0 comments

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

Category: Science blog February 10, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news covers why cancer patients shouldn’t stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

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Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

Category: Science blog February 9, 2018 0 comments

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

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Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2018 0 comments

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 6 comments

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 13 comments

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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News digest – cancer survival, breast cancer drug, cancer jab trials, and… vaping

Category: Science blog February 3, 2018 0 comments

Vaping as well as cancer survival stats were in the news this week. We take a look behind the headlines in our roundup.

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NHS radiotherapy changes could see more patients having modern treatment

Category: Science blog January 31, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Radiotherapy

Some cancer patients are missing out on modern radiotherapy. A new NHS England plan could change that.

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