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Closing the gap: How new screening interventions could reduce inequalities in bowel cancer outcomes

When it comes to diagnosing cancers early, screening is our best available tool. Cancer screening involves testing for early signs…

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Health inequalities: Why is it harder for some people to eat healthily? 

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Health inequalities

We investigate diet inequality and its root causes with Dr Amy Yau, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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‘Normal’ cells and ‘cancer’s surprising circular DNA’: Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

We’re unpacking two recently funded Cancer Grand Challenges, and introducing the global, multidisciplinary teams taking them on.

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How erectile dysfunction drugs could be the key to overcoming treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Researchers have found a drug that targets the tumour microenvironment that could improve treatment for certain cancers. But it might not be the kind of drug you expect. 

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Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 1: what makes a grand challenge?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

Today, Cancer Grand Challenges announced four new teams that have each received £20 million in funding to take on the biggest challenges in cancer research

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Picking out the patterns: How scientists are finding cancer’s signatures in tumour DNA

An international team of researchers have identified 21 common faults in cancer DNA using an algorithm that works similarly to Netflix

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New independent tobacco review sets roadmap for a smokefree England for all

New review sets out a roadmap the UK Government should follow to close the health inequality gap and end smoking in England.

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New study supports extending cervical screening intervals for people who test negative for HPV

A new study confirms that offering cervical screening using HPV testing effectively prevents cervical cancer without the need for as regular screening

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Dame Deborah James: why do deeply personal stories resonate with us so much?

Since she was diagnosed in 2016, Dame Deborah James has brought bowel cancer into the spotlight, encouraged people to be aware of the symptoms and seek help if they notice them. 

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New insights on self-sampling for cervical cancer screening

Results have revealed that around half of those eligible would prefer self-sampling for cervical screening over being tested by a clinician.

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