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News digest – fixing NHS staff shortages, childhood obesity, a ‘ground-breaking’ trial and… British bangers?

Category: Science blog December 9, 2017 1 comment

This week’s news features a promise of over 5000 extra staff to tackle NHS shortages, and a ground-breaking personalised medicine trial for pancreatic cancer....

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NHS cancer plan marks first step towards fixing chronic staff shortages

Category: Science blog December 5, 2017 1 comment

The NHS Cancer Workforce Plan lays out new promises to boost staff numbers in diagnosis and treatment.

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News digest – diabetes, junk food ads, HPV vaccine, and… cancer drug treats HIV?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2017 0 comments

This week saw diabetes and extra weight linked to cancer, as well as a case of a man whose HIV was brought under control by a lung cancer drug.

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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Category: Science blog November 30, 2017 3 comments

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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News digest – NHS announcements, the Budget, experimental treatments and… alcoholic jelly?

Category: Science blog November 25, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week include the NHS’ commitments to early diagnosis, a budget boost for research, and trials for new experimental treatments.

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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

Category: Science blog November 21, 2017 1 comment

NHS chief, Simon Stevens, has made a string of announcements that he says will help the NHS in England diagnose cancers earlier and improve cancer services.

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News digest – breast cancer drugs, alcohol pricing, ‘indulgent grandparents’, and… coffee (again)?

Category: Science blog November 18, 2017 2 comments

This week saw two breast cancer drugs approved in England, and Scotland winning the right to set a minimum price for units of alcohol.

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Science Surgery: ‘Is the one-size-fits-all treatment approach obsolete?’

Category: Science blog November 14, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Science Surgery

Will personalised medicine become the norm of cancer treatment? In this Science Surgery instalment, we asked experts for their thoughts on this question.

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‘My Alcohol Tracker’: could Amazon’s Alexa help you cut down on your drinking?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2017 5 comments

For Alcohol Awareness Week we’ve launched a tracker for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to see if voice technology can help people live healthier lives.

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