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Genetic link found between the immune system and lymphoma

Anne Li People who inherit genetic changes which alter the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma, a major new study reports. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research,…

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Oral microbiota indicates link between periodontal disease, esophageal cancer

Anne Li An analysis of bacteria present in the mouth showed that some types of bacteria that lead to periodontal disease were associated with higher risk of esophageal cancer, explains Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, an associate…

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HPV vaccine is effective, safe 10 years after it’s given, study shows

Anne Li A decade of data on hundreds of boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine indicates the vaccine is safe and effective long term in protecting against the most virulent strains of the…

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Bowel screening and car park cancer scans: what you need to know about the latest NHS announcements

Anne Li It’s a simple message: diagnose cancer earlier and treatment is more likely to be successful. But doing this isn’t so simple. That’s why a string of announcements from NHS England chief, Simon Stevens,…

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Experimental drug trial seeks to improve treatment for head and neck cancer

Anne Li A trial to test an experimental drug in patients with head and neck cancer launches in the UK, through the Combinations Alliance – a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and the Experimental…

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