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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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New chemotherapy-free treatment for bowel cancer made available in Scotland

Pembrolizumab will be made available for some adults in Scotland with bowel cancer that’s spread to other parts of the body.  

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The Galleri multi-cancer blood test: what you need to know

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.

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Philanthropist Simon Collins: “I realised I could make a difference by applying things I can do to things I couldn’t in a million years”

As chair of our philanthropic giving circle the Catalyst Club, businessman Simon Collins is helping to unlock transformational funding to support our life-saving research. Meet Simon and learn more about the Catalyst Club, which turns 10 this year.

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Can we grow the treatments of tomorrow? – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series That Cancer Conversation

Find out how the chemistry inside plants can lead to life-changing drugs and how a cannabis-derived drug is part of a new trial to help people with a type of aggressive brain cancer.

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Should alcohol marketing be dropped from televised sport?

During the 2019 Six Nations,122.4 billion Guinness-related branded impressions were delivered to the UK population who watched the coverage.

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Improving cancer care for the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ communities experience inequalities throughout their cancer journey, including in screening and diagnosis, clinical care, communication and overall experience. Find out about the barriers the community faces and the commitments required to improve cancer care for LGBTQ+ people.

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First treatment approved in England for advanced bile duct cancer

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the use of pemigatinib in adults with a rare type of bile duct cancer that has continued to advance or spread after initial chemotherapy.

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One in 5 less likely to take part in cancer screening

A Cardiff University-led UK-wide survey has found that more than 1 in 5 people are less likely to take part in cancer screening than before the pandemic.

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11 sun safety myths debunked

Summer is upon us and we’ve put together 11 common myths around sun safety to help you through the summer months.

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