Posts

December 18, 2014

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11:13 AM | Six Citizen Science milestones from 2014 – number four is out of this world
From vast lengths of DNA to years of collective teamwork, we look back on the achievements of our 300,000 Citizen Scientists in 2014.

December 17, 2014

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3:20 PM | Dances with Pharma: part 2 – How Cancer Research UK works with industry
In the second part of this two-part series, we look at our work with industry, why it's important, and how we try to influence the way drugs get to patients.
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December 16, 2014

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5:26 PM | Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?
In this first in a two-part series, we take a look at how cancer drugs get to patients, and at some of reasons behind the spiralling costs.

December 12, 2014

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10:00 AM | “I want to make sure that radiotherapy is accessible to everyone” – Elizabeth’s story
Cancer Campaigns Ambassador Elizabeth Bailey shares her personal story of breast cancer and why she campaigns for Government to improve access to radiotherapy.

December 11, 2014

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7:00 PM | Guest post: Claims of a cure for cancer? Ask For Evidence
Early career researcher Lydia Le Page blogs about Sense About Science’s new initiative, ‘Ask For Evidence’.
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4:55 PM | A conference to keep cancer on the political agenda
We look over the key political announcements made at this year's Britain Against Cancer conference - including treatments, early diagnosis, prevention and more.

December 10, 2014

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5:23 PM | Six popular hangover ‘cures’ debunked (plus one that works)
In the run-up to Dryathlon, we discuss and debunk some popular theories and internet advice to keep hangovers at bay.

December 09, 2014

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10:46 AM | Wising up on older people and cancer
A new report has launched looking at what we know, and what we still need to understand, about cancer and older people in the UK - we look at the findings.

December 08, 2014

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2:37 PM | A welcome review of how treatments get to patients
The UK Government has announced it will review the process for getting new cancer treatments to patients more quickly - so what happens next?
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10:05 AM | Molecular ‘safety-net’ stops tumour cell DNA being torn apart
We explore new research on how cancer cells divide, and a potential weakness that could be exploited to kill them.

December 06, 2014

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9:00 AM | News digest – the Autumn Statement and cancer, surgery in older people, broccoli and more
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and what it means for cancer, new report on surgery in older patients, and is there such a thing as a ‘broccoli pill'?

December 05, 2014

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4:07 PM | A new campaign to safeguard personal data use in research
We've launched a new campaign to ensure the EU Data Protection Regulation works in the interest of researchers, patients and the public
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12:54 PM | What does the Autumn Statement mean for cancer research?
Our Policy and Public Affairs team take a look at the announcements made in the Autumn Statement and how they might impact our research and patient care.
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12:01 AM | Guest blog: Are older cancer patients missing out on surgery?
John Butler is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here, he gives us his thoughts on new data on surgery in the NHS As a surgeon I see patients of all ages – from the young to very old. All patients must be treated with the same level of diligence. The aim of […]

December 03, 2014

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2:41 PM | Less alcohol means a lower risk of cancer (and hangovers)
We take a look at the facts about alcohol and cancer and share our top 5 tips for not overdoing it this Christmas

December 02, 2014

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10:32 AM | More progress in detecting oesophageal cancer early
We take a look at the latest data from a clinical trial testing a 'sponge on a string' as a new way to detect oesophageal cancer early.

December 01, 2014

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9:14 AM | UK Government missing the target over new cancer drug tests
The Government must keep its promise over high-quality gene tests for cancer patients

November 29, 2014

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9:00 AM | News digest – obesity and diets, the immune system, stats galore and more
It's been a big week for research on immunotherapy. Find out why, and what else has happened in the world of cancer research this week.

November 22, 2014

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9:00 AM | News digest – treatment targets missed, prostate cancer and obesity, liquid hand soap and more
Cancer treatment target missed again, evidence links obesity and aggressive prostate cancer, plus could liquid hand gel be harming your health?

November 21, 2014

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11:09 AM | Could computers help GPs diagnose cancer early?
We discuss results of an evaluation of a new computer based system to help GPs diagnose cancer.

November 20, 2014

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1:04 PM | The risk factor – new evidence on obesity and prostate cancer
The World Cancer Research Fund has published some important new research on prostate cancer and obesity - we explore the findings.
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