Global Cancer News

Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Anne Li It seems obvious that advertising unhealthy food and drink leads to people eating and drinking more of it. UK businesses wouldn’t have spent an estimated £21 billion on ads in 2016 if they…

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Funding cuts mean stop smoking services can’t offer support

Anne Li Local authorities have dramatically reduced budgets for Stop Smoking Services, according to a new report. Figures from Cancer Research UK and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) show half of local authorities cut…

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NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders

Anne Li Bowel scope screening uptake increased by more than a fifth (21.5%) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research…

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

Anne Li This week, Cancer Research UK gives us updates on NHS staff shortages, cigarettes, alcohol, breast cancer, proton beam therapy, night shifts, UV-detecting device, staff obesity, most Googled health questions, prostate cancer, and finally….…

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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

Anne Li We’ve already covered some of the common questions around CRISPR, and how it’s showing promise in immunotherapy. This post takes a look at what CRISPR can offer the future of cancer research. The…

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