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New research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership shows people in the UK were treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often, and faced longer waits to start treatment New research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership shows people in the UK were treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often, and faced longer waits to start treatment

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 27 February 2024

27 February 2024

This entry is part 14 of 21 in the series That Cancer Conversation
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Some people with cancer in the UK are struggling more than others to get access to treatment. But what is causing this unwarranted variation in access to treatment, and how can we makes things better? Some people with cancer in the UK are struggling more than others to get access to treatment. But what is causing this unwarranted variation in access to treatment, and how can we makes things better?

by Emily Eagles, Lyndsy Ambler | Analysis | 23 February 2024

23 February 2024

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With so many conflicting health messages in the media it can be hard to know what to trust. Here are 5 ways to help you spot health misinformation. With so many conflicting health messages in the media it can be hard to know what to trust. Here are 5 ways to help you spot health misinformation.

by Mei Chen | Analysis | 16 February 2024

16 February 2024

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Can playing games support healthier eating habits? We take a look at research pitting bright colours and brain training against cravings. Can playing games support healthier eating habits? We take a look at research pitting bright colours and brain training against cravings.

by Julia Cotterill | Analysis | 13 February 2024

13 February 2024

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For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.   For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 9 February 2024

9 February 2024

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Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time. Ahead of World Cancer Day on Sunday, our Cancer in the UK 2024 report sets out why cancer is still the defining health issue of our time.

by Imogen Powell Brown | Analysis | 2 February 2024

2 February 2024

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22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer. 22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 22 January 2024

22 January 2024

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Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year.  Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year. 

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 11 January 2024

11 January 2024

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We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.   We helped fund a trial into neuroblastoma treatment that has improved how doctors treat the disease when other options aren't working. It's an important step forward in treating these relapsed and refractory tumours, which have some of the lowest survival rates for any childhood cancer.  

by Tim Gunn | News | 10 January 2024

10 January 2024

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The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and even viruses. A research group believes this bustling community could be the key for preventing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and even viruses. A research group believes this bustling community could be the key for preventing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

by Sophie Wedekind | Analysis | 3 January 2024

3 January 2024