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August 30, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund boost, depression, breast cancer ‘map’ and more
Government funding for boost for Cancer Drugs Fund, depression in cancer patients and new research on a ‘map’ of breast cancer - here’s the week’s news.

August 29, 2014

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2:09 PM | The promise and challenges of e-cigarettes – the story continues to unfold
A lot's changed since we last blogged about e-cigarettes - so what does the latest evidence show?
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12:53 PM | Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help
Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer, but a new treatment programme could improve quality of life for patients

August 28, 2014

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12:00 AM | Reading the new map of breast cancer
In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic 'map' of breast cancer - today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

August 27, 2014

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1:18 PM | Mustard gas – from the Great War to frontline chemotherapy
From the Great War trenches to the frontline against cancer, mustard gas has come a long way, thanks to the outstanding research of chemist Alexander Haddow.

August 26, 2014

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6:24 PM | Building the evidence for innovative radiotherapy
A look at a Government announcement to help fund some of our radiotherapy trials

August 23, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – ‘top four’ death rates drop, Bob Marley, Botox and more
Falling death rates for the top four cancer killers, new research on the skin cancer that killed Bob Marley and could Botox be used to treat stomach cancer?

August 22, 2014

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10:28 AM | Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating
We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

August 20, 2014

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9:24 AM | Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma
Our researchers in Manchester are using the power of DNA technology to study the genetic faults in the rare type of melanoma that killed Bob Marley.

August 19, 2014

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4:32 PM | How a microscopic ‘pump’ could get drugs into cancer cells
We explore a new US study that could be used to help spot where tumours are in the body and deliver drugs to cancer cells more efficiently.

August 16, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – no to prostate cancer drug, obesity, salt injections and more
No to prostate cancer drug abiraterone, the link between obesity and cancer, plus why there’s no new treatment for cancer using salt - here’s the week’s news.

August 15, 2014

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11:18 AM | Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform
Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into sharp focus once again. NICE – the organisation that tells the English and Welsh NHS which drugs it should pay for – has said that the health service should not routinely […]

August 13, 2014

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10:30 PM | Obesity and cancer – adding more weight to the evidence
Here we explore a new study looking at the link between obesity and the risk of 22 of the most common cancer types.

August 12, 2014

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1:24 PM | 10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday
Summer is officially here, so we've put together a few suggestions for how you can keep children healthy this summer holiday.

August 11, 2014

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10:26 AM | A £6 million commitment to prevent more cancers
A look at our new £6 million initiative to support cutting-edge research into lifestyle and behavioural changes that can prevent cancer.

August 09, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – aspirin, breast cancer drug ‘disappointment’, hot curries and more
Aspirin and cancer, the breast cancer drug too pricey for approval, plus misleading reports of hot curries and bowel cancer prevention - here’s the week’s news.

August 08, 2014

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10:21 AM | Two new ways we’re funding research – the multidisciplinary and immunology schemes
We're launching two new funding schemes for scientists, but what are they? And how might this new approach bring fresh ideas to the table?

August 05, 2014

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11:38 PM | Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly
We discuss a new analysis of the pros and cons of taking regular aspirin, and ask 'what's next?'
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3:40 PM | Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance
A new discovery from a team of our scientists in London could help make chemotherapy more effective - but it's been a tough road to get there.

August 04, 2014

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3:54 PM | Personalising our approach to pancreatic cancer
A new discovery from our scientists could offer an exciting new approach to treating a certain type of pancreatic cancer.
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