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A microscope image showing cells affected by Barrett's oesophagus, a precancer that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.   For oesophageal cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up four of our articles on the latest research into oesophageal cancer diagnosis, treatment and prevention.  

by Amy Warnock | Analysis | 9 February 2024

9 February 2024

An image of a capsule sponge, a test for Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer

Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year.  Our BEST4 trial will show if a capsule sponge test can be used to monitor people at high risk of oesophageal cancer. It could give the NHS a quick and simple new screening test for oesophageal cancer and save thousands of lives every year. 

by Tim Gunn | Analysis | 11 January 2024

11 January 2024

A GP examining a patient.

Why do some cancers, and some groups of people, tend to be diagnosed later? Here's our investigation into inequalities in early diagnosis. Why do some cancers, and some groups of people, tend to be diagnosed later? Here's our investigation into inequalities in early diagnosis.

by Hope Walters | In depth | 23 November 2023

23 November 2023

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Health inequalities

Two multidisciplinary teams are investigating the potential of infrared technologies in cancer detection. We find out how they are applying lessons from diverse fields to detect cancer earlier.   Two multidisciplinary teams are investigating the potential of infrared technologies in cancer detection. We find out how they are applying lessons from diverse fields to detect cancer earlier.  

by Cancer Research UK | In depth | 25 October 2023

25 October 2023

Steph Phillips, Dr Miriam Dixon-Zegeye & Professor Sarah Blagden

We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease. We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 19 September 2023

19 September 2023

Three Muslim women talking

A Scottish project to encourage Muslim women to take up cancer screening invitations is to expand into the north of England with new funding from Cancer Research UK A Scottish project to encourage Muslim women to take up cancer screening invitations is to expand into the north of England with new funding from Cancer Research UK

by Fiona MacLeod, Jacob Smith | News | 20 July 2023

20 July 2023

A woman having a consultation with her doctor

A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups.  A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups. 

by Jacob Smith | News | 11 July 2023

11 July 2023

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Harnessing the power of CD3

Revolutionising our understanding of cancer risk using a huge variety of data to advance early detection of the disease – it sounds as ambitious as it is exciting, but is it possible? We caught up with Professor Antonis Antoniou to find out... Revolutionising our understanding of cancer risk using a huge variety of data to advance early detection of the disease – it sounds as ambitious as it is exciting, but is it possible? We caught up with Professor Antonis Antoniou to find out...

by Phil Prime | Interview | 30 May 2023

30 May 2023

A woman looking out of the window

New research has found that adults with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those who do not have such conditions. New research has found that adults with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those who do not have such conditions.

by Jacob Smith | News | 4 May 2023

4 May 2023

We spoke to Mariam Jamal-Hanjani and asked her to reflect on a career embedded in large-scale, collaborative and ambitious projects…    We spoke to Mariam Jamal-Hanjani and asked her to reflect on a career embedded in large-scale, collaborative and ambitious projects…   

by Phil Prime | In depth | 10 March 2023

10 March 2023