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Keyhole surgery a ‘better approach’ for women with early stage womb cancer

Survival in women who have less invasive surgery for early-stage womb cancer is just as good as traditional surgery.

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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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New device could help make cancer surgery more accurate

A new probe that can distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue samples could make surgery more precise, according to a new Australian study.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 3 – prostate cancer, iKnife surgery, evolving tumours and more

Here are our highlights from day 3 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including personalised treatment for prostate cancer, and new surgery tech.

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New technique could spot ‘invisible’ ovarian tumours during surgery

A new imaging technique could help spot ovarian tumours during surgery that are not visible to the naked eye.

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New pre-surgery technique may make colostomy bags redundant for emergency bowel cancer patients

An expandable tube that unblocks the bowel before surgery could lead to fewer cancer patients – diagnosed as emergencies – needing a colostomy bag.

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Should the NHS publish data on cancer surgeons?

We take a look at the pros and cons of publishing cancer surgeons’ mortality data.

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Scientists discover how to better map brain tumours

Scientists have discovered a protein that helps map the edge of brain tumours more clearly so they show up on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

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‘Having cancer makes my work even more meaningful’ – Emma’s story

Emma Shanks shares her story of being diagnosed with oral cancer, not once but four times in succession.

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The five faces of prostate cancer?

We explore new research showing prostate cancer can be divided into five groups, which could help predict how well a patient will do after surgery.

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