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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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How we are working with industry to translate research into real benefits for patients 

You may not know that as well as funding cancer research, we also work with industry and academia to develop promising ideas and turn them into real benefit for patients. Find out about Cancer Research Horizons.

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A urine test for bladder cancer: What’s the latest?

Less than a year after The University of Birmingham had partnered with Nonacus to produce a urine test for bladder cancer, the first results are in.

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Emergency presentations: what are they, and what do they mean for cancer survival?

Cancer survival is a key measure of the effectiveness of healthcare systems. In the UK, the fact that people are…

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Health inequalities: Why do people smoke if they know it’s bad for them?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Health inequalities

For the second instalment in our health inequalities series, we’re looking at what’s behind differences in the causes of smoking.

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Breaking down the new standards for cancer care proposed by NHS England

This week, NHS England has proposed a shift in new standards for cancer care and waiting times, with an emphasis on a more recently introduced measure, called the ‘Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS).

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First data in a decade highlights ethnic disparities in cancer

The first analysis in over 10 years looking at which ethnic groups in England are more likely to get cancer has now been published by Cancer Research UK analysts. 

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Health inequalities: “We have a moral duty to reduce them”

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Health inequalities

We talk to Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who’s been at the forefront of health inequality research for decades, to discuss what it is and how we can reduce it.

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Advanced MRI could help to differentiate aggressive and slower growing prostate cancer

New research has found that using an advanced MRI technique may enable doctors to pinpoint potentially aggressive or fast-growing cancers and guide treatment pathways.

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Bean there done that: Can swapping to pulses be the new year’s resolution that sticks?

Black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans… there’s a wonderful world of beans out there ready to be the main dish.

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