Posts

September 16, 2014

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8:43 AM | HPV: the whole story, warts and all
In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

September 13, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – NHS cancer services struggling, 3D-printed tumour, burnt toast and more
Concerns over struggling NHS cancer services, a man 3D prints versions of his own tumour, plus does burnt toast cause cancer?

September 11, 2014

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11:03 AM | The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide
We’ve teamed up with the journal Nature, which today publishes a series of articles that touch on some key areas for lung cancer from across the globe.

September 10, 2014

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8:57 AM | Andrew Biankin: We need a “We can do this!” attitude to pancreatic cancer
We speak to our pancreatic cancer expert Professor Andrew Biankin about how he's trying to change the picture for people with the disease.

September 08, 2014

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2:12 PM | “We’re really struggling to match the demand for cancer treatment”
We caught up with our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, about the findings of a new report looking at the state of NHS cancer services.

September 06, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – childhood cancer death rate drop, e-cigarettes, electric power lines and more
A fall in childhood cancer death rates, discussions around e-cigarettes rumble on, plus do electric power lines cause cancer?

September 05, 2014

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4:38 PM | Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance
The recent arrival of two new drugs for advanced prostate cancer – abiraterone and enzalutamide – has offered a lifeline to men with the disease. They both work by switching off a molecule found in prostate cancer cells which is vital for them to grow – the androgen receptor. And trials have shown that they […]

September 03, 2014

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2:43 PM | Tackling fear and fatalism – our Talk Cancer workshops
We discuss the results of a recently published evaluation of our Talk Cancer workshops, which aim to educate health workers in the issues around cancer.

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.
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