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News digest – childhood obesity, sugar and cancer confusion, personalised cell therapy and… robots?

Category: Science blog October 21, 2017 1 comment

Obesity and sugar hogged the headlines this week alongside success stories for personalised medicine. Read the digest for more.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Category: Science blog October 19, 2017 0 comments

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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News digest – obesity costs, radiologist shortage, breast cancer risk, and… avatars?

Category: Science blog October 14, 2017 2 comments

The growing global cost of obesity was in the news this week, along with genetic tests for breast cancer and a rare childhood cancer.

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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 3 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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News digest – cancer drugs on trial, robotic surgery, obesity and… cool Nobel Prize science?

Category: Science blog October 7, 2017 2 comments

This week’s news featured worrying obesity and cancer trends in the US and a call for more robust evidence to back up cancer drugs’ effectiveness. Read the ...

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours?

Category: Science blog October 6, 2017 1 comment

A patient was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumour 8 days after seeing her optician with symptoms. The approach could speed up diagnosis.

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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Category: Science blog October 5, 2017 0 comments

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

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Our milestones: A radical change that improved breast cancer surgery

Category: Science blog October 2, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Our milestones

The results of a breast cancer trial we helped fund allowed surgeons to move away from ‘radical’ mastectomies towards kinder, less invasive surgeries.

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News digest – repurposed drugs, HIV, bisphosphonates and… a prostate cancer ‘cure’?

Category: Science blog September 30, 2017 2 comments

From this week’s cancer news we look at how HIV research could offer clues about lung cancer and bust headlines about a radiotherapy ‘cure’ for prostate c...

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Cancer blood tests and learning from HIV – our latest Pioneer Awards

Category: Science blog September 29, 2017 0 comments

Drawing similarities between how the immune system reacts to lung cancer and HIV could uncover potential new drug targets.

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