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News digest – Cancer in the elderly, NHS funding, lung cancer treatment and making chemo kinder

Category: Science blog June 23, 2018 0 comments

This week’s headlines: drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo and cancer rates in over-75s are ‘set to rocket’.

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The NHS must adapt now to care for older cancer patients

Category: Science blog June 21, 2018 1 comment

The number of older people diagnosed with cancer every year could rise by up to 80% in less than 20 years. The NHS must adapt now to care for them.

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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 1 comment

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock...

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Age: the biggest cancer risk factor

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 3 comments

Age is the single biggest risk factor for cancer. We explore why age increases the risk of cancer and what it means.

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NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

Category: Science blog June 18, 2018 2 comments

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

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News digest – trial to test lung cancer vaccine, cervical screening language, prostate cancer spit test and AI for the NHS

Category: Science blog June 16, 2018 1 comment

In this week’s headlines: we launch a new trial testing a lung cancer vaccine and kids in England have already reached their sugar limit for the year.

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‘Our NHS is there for us, now it’s time to stand with them’

Category: Science blog June 15, 2018 2 comments

We’ve launched a campaign for more NHS staff to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer survivor Elizabeth Bailey explains how you can get involved.

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News digest – breast and lung cancer immunotherapy, vaping and ASCO highlights

Category: Science blog June 9, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A breast cancer immunotherapy first and lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS use in England.

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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 2 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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ASCO 2018 news: ‘blood tests’, breast cancer chemo, kinder treatments and immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 2, 2018 0 comments

The top stories from the 2018 ASCO annual meeting: overexcited coverage of cancer blood tests and how a gene test can tailor breast cancer treatment.

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