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Lung cancer cells seen through a microscope.
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

ASCO 2023 roundup: Blood tests, drugs and exercise

ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients. ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients.

12 June 2023

In one of their recently published papers, TRACERx researchers may have found a new way to track changes in a tumour and see how likely it is to spread, by looking at blood samples.  In one of their recently published papers, TRACERx researchers may have found a new way to track changes in a tumour and see how likely it is to spread, by looking at blood samples. 

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 1 May 2023

1 May 2023

Close-up Of Female Doctor Injecting Male Patient With Syringe To Collect Blood Sample

A blood test capable of catching any cancer at an early stage before any symptoms may sound like science fiction but just how close are researchers to making it a reality? A blood test capable of catching any cancer at an early stage before any symptoms may sound like science fiction but just how close are researchers to making it a reality?

by Harry Jenkins | In depth | 14 April 2022

14 April 2022

A photograph of a person holding a 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. 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

Photograph of a person having an MRI scan.

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. 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.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 14 February 2022

14 February 2022

prostate cancer biopsy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

Targeted prostate cancer screening: Are we there yet?

Prostate cancer screening is back in the news, as results from a targeted screening programme are released. But when it comes to yearly checks, are we there yet? Prostate cancer screening is back in the news, as results from a targeted screening programme are released. But when it comes to yearly checks, are we there yet?

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 20 October 2021

20 October 2021

There has been a lot of excitement about the Galleri test, and it’s obvious to see why. Here are three things you need to about this multi-cancer blood test. There has been a lot of excitement about the Galleri test, and it’s obvious to see why. Here are three things you need to about this multi-cancer blood test.

by Harry Jenkins | Analysis | 13 September 2021

13 September 2021

Medical technologist holding urine tube test in medical laboratory

Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma. Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 23 July 2021

23 July 2021

A new study is looking at how blood tests after cancer surgery can be used to select patients for additional treatment, potentially sparing some patients from unnecessary, often toxic, treatment whilst ensuring those who need it get it as early as possible. A new study is looking at how blood tests after cancer surgery can be used to select patients for additional treatment, potentially sparing some patients from unnecessary, often toxic, treatment whilst ensuring those who need it get it as early as possible.

by Harry Jenkins | Analysis | 14 July 2021

14 July 2021

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Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new Cancer Research UK statistics Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new Cancer Research UK statistics

by Cancer Research UK | News | 1 July 2015

1 July 2015