Cancer

A partnership between Cancer Research UK and Blood Cancer UK has resulted in the UK’s leading biomedical research resource dedicated to storing samples and data of cancers in children and young people. What will this mean for the cancer research community? We spoke to Professor Christina Halsey to find out… The VIVO Biobank provides a
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The theme for this year’s Peer Review Week is ‘research integrity’ – that really strikes a chord with our new columnists… As we mark peer review week – it’s good to take time to reflect on how pivotal the process is in maintaining the quality of research. This year’s theme, Research Integrity: creating and supporting
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I think I got the racks as a Christmas present in 2000. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma the day after Thanksgiving that year, then started chemotherapy soon after (I think three to four days a week). When I put them together, I didn’t know what to think. Will I not live long enough to
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Katie Currie (middle) was put on a trial for mitoxantone after she was diagnosed with relapsed ALL. Children’s cancer mortality has almost halved in the UK in the past 3 decades*. But we’ve made more progress in the treatment of some cancers than others. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL), the most common type of leukaemia diagnosed
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I Didn’t Want to Be Who I Am I’m a hypocrite. My rational self tells me obviously true things about my self-destructive habits. Yet I continue on my road to nowhere health-wise. I came pretty close to dying of cancer. I want to be healthy for as long as possible. But you couldn’t tell that
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For some, a world where cigarettes don’t exist might be difficult to imagine. Less than 30 years ago it would’ve been hard to picture a world free from tobacco advertising, or a pub or workplace free from smoke. Smokefree campaigning, and the government action that produced, turned those seemingly farfetched ambitions into reality. We look
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What do microbiologists, astronomers and computer programmers have in common? They’re all working together to advance our knowledge of cancer. Here are five innovations from the world’s greatest minds that could transform the way we deal with the disease  Written by Katherine Latham for Guardian Labs  1. Liquid biopsies to monitor patients’ progress Advances in detection technologies
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term mainly used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of your digestive system. Its most often used to refer to two conditions: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Under normal circumstances, inflammation is a good thing. For example, if you have an infection, inflammation is a sign that
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The importance of early detection of cancer is hard to overstate in terms of patient impact – what’s more the science going on in the field is incredibly exciting. We catch up with Dr Alexis Webb and find out about the upcoming Early Detection of Cancer Conference, the importance of collaboration and why these are
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Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all
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