Grace Li

Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan when they’re referred to the hospital in England, before a biopsy. And it’s a decision that prostate cancer expert Professor Mark Emberton is extremely happy about. Read the original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/05/09/prostate-cancer-mri-scans-is-the-nhs-ready/...

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, HPV vaccine in Rwanda, prostate cancer guidelines and sunscreen chemicals

Read about this week News Digest’s cancer research breakthrough headlines including National screening programs, a new drug for aggressive childhood brain cancer, HPV vaccination in Rwanda, and more. Original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/05/11/news-digest-nhs-staff-shortages-hpv-vaccine-in-rwanda-prostate-cancer-guidelines-and-sunscreen-chemicals/...

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£6 million fund to boost number of Scots doctors involved in cancer research

Scottish science is set to receive a multimillion-pound boost to transform training for doctors who undertake cancer research – and help retain women scientists in the field. “If we’re to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured, we need all our doctors and scientists to be able to reach…...

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Less chemotherapy better for older or frail patients with advanced stomach and oesophageal cancers

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling disease for elderly or frail patients with advanced cancer of the stomach or oesophagus (food pipe), and leads to fewer side effects such as diarrhoea and lethargy. These are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO…...

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Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests. According to a study carried out by researchers from the University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, trans women (individuals assigned male sex at birth who identify as women) are around 47 times more likely…...

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Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

Two cancer drugs have been approved for patients on the NHS in Scotland. An immunotherapy for some people with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some patients with breast cancer got the green light this week. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) will now be an option for patients whose melanoma has spread to the…...

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Cancer Research UK to test targeted drug in pancreatic cancer

A dual kinase inhibitor* is entering a clinical trial for advanced pancreatic cancer in combination with gemcitabine as part of Cancer Research UK’s Combinations Alliance. The novel combination of drugs targets the process of nerve invasion, observed in over 80% of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and is associated with tumour spread and…...

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Cancer drug approved for NHS use in England gives some multiple myeloma patients another option

A drug has been made available on the NHS in England for adults with a type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma who cannot receive standard treatment. They say the decision will benefit approximately 2,100 patients a year. Read more at: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2019-05-17-cancer-drug-approved-for-nhs-use-in-england-gives-some-multiple-myeloma-patients-another-option...

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Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. Both studies looked at large numbers of people across several countries, including the UK, providing strong evidence on the number of people developing bowel cancer. And some worrying trends emerged.…...

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News digest – bowel cancer rates, brain tumour ‘pink drink’, cigarette displays and chewing gum

Grace Li New from News Digest this week: follow with new breakthroughs and research on bowel cancer rates, brain tumor “pink drink”, cigarette displays and chewing gum. Read more at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/05/18/news-digest-bowel-cancer-rates-brain-tumour-pink-drink-cigarette-displays-and-chewing-gum/...

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