Posts

July 25, 2014

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8:00 AM | “It upset me enormously that children were dying, and I wanted to do something to help them” – Andy’s story
Read Professor Andy Pearson's story, exploring his career researching childhood cancer and what the future holds for the BEACON neuroblastoma trial.

July 24, 2014

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4:00 PM | Science Snaps: what can fluorescent fish teach us about skin cancer?
We explore some images and video from a new study revealing how groups of melanoma cells may work together to spread around the body.

July 23, 2014

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12:07 PM | “I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story
Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has "phenomenally" improved from when Nicola's mother had the disease.

July 19, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – Australian smoking rates, bowel cancer genes and more
It's been a busy week for cancer stories in the news - our bloggers highlight the pick of the bunch.

July 15, 2014

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4:00 PM | Guest post: Smoking in people with mental health issues
We recently spotted an interesting-looking paper on smoking and mental health, so we asked Suzi Gage – an expert in the field – to have a look.

July 14, 2014

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2:55 PM | Achieving the world’s best cancer survival
UK cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years. But it still lags behind the best in the world. Why?

July 12, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – vasectomies and prostate cancer, fishing for cells, brain tumour epilepsy and more
Vasectomies and prostate cancer, fishing for rogue tumours cells in blood, a discovery on brain tumour epilepsy plus much more - here’s the week’s news.

July 11, 2014

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3:20 PM | Our new report – gazing into a tobacco-free future
Our 'Tobacco Control Endgames' report launched this week - but what is an 'endgame' and how might this help us achieve a tobacco-free future?

July 05, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – pancreatic cancer stats, ‘nanoparticles’, chips and more
Inaccurate pancreatic cancer stats, ‘microscopic balls’, lung cancer centre of excellence, plus our latest funding award - here’s the week’s cancer news:

July 03, 2014

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1:02 PM | The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients
Earlier this week, we released new stats about how pancreatic cancer – one of the most devastating and hard to treat forms of the disease – is linked to two lifestyle factors: smoking and obesity. The story appeared in several newspapers and online, and on ITV news. You can see the general gist of the […]

July 01, 2014

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5:15 PM | Will I burn? Our new online app helps you predict today’s sunburn risk
Do you know how strong the sun is in your area today? Our new online app can help you find out.

June 30, 2014

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4:13 PM | CRUK Parliament Day 2014 – live blog
Latest updates and news from our 2014 Parliament Day. Follow the discussion on Twitter using #beatcancersooner
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8:00 AM | It’s time to be positive about triple negative breast cancer
Triple negative breast cancer has poorer survival and is less well understood than other types, but research is making a difference

June 28, 2014

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8:00 AM | News digest – breast cancer ‘blood test’, next steps for plain packs, round melanoma cells and more
A ‘simple blood test’ for breast cancer, new announcement on standard packs, plus shape-shifting skin cancer cells and much more - here's the week's news.

June 27, 2014

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3:05 PM | Making breast screening more accurate
New research on a couple of specialised imaging techniques could improve breast cancer screening in the future.
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1:39 PM | Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’
We look at the science behind media stories about a 'simple blood test' that apparently can 'predict breast cancer'.

June 26, 2014

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9:23 AM | Standard packs – nearly but not quite there
The Government today took a crucial step towards standard packs... but we're not there quite yet. What still needs to happen?
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