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Our researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that patients who are at a higher risk of their lung cancer returning can be identified by a personalised blood test. Our researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that patients who are at a higher risk of their lung cancer returning can be identified by a personalised blood test.

by Graeme Sneddon | News | 1 April 2022

1 April 2022

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Almost everyone (98 per cent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study published today (Monday) in the Journal of Medical Screening. Almost everyone (98 per cent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study published today (Monday) in the Journal of Medical Screening.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 18 February 2013

18 February 2013

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Cancer genes differ in different parts of a tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its 'genetic landscape', according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today (Wednesday). Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its 'genetic landscape', according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today (Wednesday).

by Cancer Research UK | News | 7 March 2012

7 March 2012

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Scientists have discovered for the first time that studying calcium deposits in the breast, often detected through screening, could help doctors diagnose breast cancer more effectively. Scientists have discovered for the first time that studying calcium deposits in the breast, often detected through screening, could help doctors diagnose breast cancer more effectively.

by British Journal of Cancer | News | 15 September 2010

15 September 2010

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Pathology research in the UK is at risk unless urgent action is taken to encourage more pathologists into research, a new report* announced at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Birmingham reveals today. Pathology research in the UK is at risk unless urgent action is taken to encourage more pathologists into research, a new report* announced at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Birmingham reveals today.

4 October 2009

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Routine collection of additional information from prostate cancer biopsies could allow better decisions about the best choice of treatment, according to a study published in the journal Cancer. Routine collection of additional information from prostate cancer biopsies could allow better decisions about the best choice of treatment, according to a study published in the journal Cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 12 January 2007

12 January 2007