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News digest – cancer blood test progress, health food police, Tessa Jowell and… a ‘cancer-detecting mole’?

Category: Science blog April 21, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news includes the hunt for a cancer blood test, health food police in supermarkets and a skin implant that spots cancer in mice.

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Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’

Category: Science blog April 18, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Science Surgery

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we explore what gives a cell the potential to become cancerous, and how the body stops this from happening.

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News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

Category: Science blog April 14, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine...

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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News digest: Sugar tax, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’, high-tech MRI and…cancer’s genetic roots?

Category: Science blog April 7, 2018 4 comments

In the news this week: ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and scientists publish results from the largest ever genetic analysis of cancer.

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5 ways research can help prevent cancer

Category: Science blog April 6, 2018 0 comments

Following our research on how lifestyle affects cancer risk, we look at how research into vaccines, screening and drugs could also help prevent cancers.

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News digest – cutting chemo, ovarian cancer drug, Scottish waiting times, and… a new human organ?

Category: Science blog March 30, 2018 0 comments

This week a study suggested that chemotherapy courses could be halved for some patients, and a new human organ may have been discovered. Read more in our news d...

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 3 – oncologists

Category: Science blog March 30, 2018 0 comments

Omar is an oncologist specialising in rare cancers. He’s treating patients in one of our clinical trials in London. Here, he shares his experience of the tria...

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 2 – clinical trial patients

Category: Science blog March 28, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Cora took part in a radiotherapy clinical trial. She was treated for a type of soft tissue sarcoma, and in this post she shares her experience of the trial.

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The people that make radiotherapy possible: Part 1 – therapeutic radiographers

Category: Science blog March 26, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

In our new blog series, we meet some of the people who help make radiotherapy possible. Part 1 comes from Kim, a therapy radiographer.

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