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Saturday 20th October 2018

News digest – ‘No-deal’ Brexit predictions, nurse shortages and a ‘surprising’ DNA discovery

Science blog Drug approvals could be delayed by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit Access to treatments being reviewed in Europe, including cancer drugs, could be delayed if the UK and EU can’t agree terms on Brexit, reports the Independent. Drug manufacturers have been told they would need to apply for UK approval separately unless a deal is agreed on drug regulation. For the latest on how a ‘no-...

Thursday 18th October 2018

Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

Science blog This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Science Surgery Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Kathryn asked: “How quickly do tumours develop?” The short answer is it varies from tumour to tumour. But overall, it’s slower than you might expect. According to Professor Trevor Graham, a Cancer Research UK-funded cancer evolution expert, the best ev...

Obesity in Year 6 pupils at record high

News report Levels of obesity among 10-11-year olds has hit record high, according to Public Health England.  The study showed that in 2016/17 there were 190,574 Year 6 pupils who were either overweight or obese. In 2017/18 an extra 7,314 children in Year 6 fell into this category.  According to PHE, around 5 in 100 children aged 10-11 years old are now in the highest weight category.  The d...

Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola surprises Blues fan and cancer survivor

Press release Gianfranco Zola gave eighteen-year-old Ed Garside the surprise of his life in a special meeting organised by Stand Up To Cancer’s official partner, Hyundai Motor. "It’s always good to meet fans but I was especially excited to meet Ed today. He's been through a lot and at a very young age. And he's using his experience to help others and raise awareness of Stand Up To Cancer...

Promoting a culture of dignity at work in research

Research Feature Our new policy spells out our expectations and requirements of the researchers and organisations involved in our research to prevent bullying and harassment. To bring us closer to our goal of beating cancer, we want our researchers to be able to focus fully on contributing their ideas, delivering high-quality, high-impact research and fulfilling their potential in positive rese...

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Chelsea FC Favourites take aim and smash targets in unique football challenge

Press release Stars from Chelsea Football Club, including David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Gianfranco Zola have teamed up with Hyundai and Stand Up To Cancer to inspire the nation to raise money for life-saving research. “It’s always good for the players to be able to take part in events such as these, Stand Up To Cancer is such an important campaign because cancer affects so many people. Gianfr...

Nobel Prize 2018: how the winning chemistry technique helped generate new cancer treatments

Science blog This year’s Nobel Prizes were big for cancer science. First, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine went to two scientists who laid the groundwork for immunotherapy. And then came the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Sharing the prize this year were three scientists: Professor Frances Arnold, Professor George Smith and Professor Sir Gregory Winter. Arnold was awarded the prize for ...

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Children who spend more than half an hour online twice as likely to pester for junk food

Press release Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report. “Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking so it’s vital we see a 9pm watershed on junk food adverts on TV and similar protection for children viewing adverts on-demand and onl...

Monday 15th October 2018

Bowel cancer in younger women linked to obesity

News report Obesity could be playing a role in rising rates of bowel cancer in women under 50, a new study suggests. Bowel cancer is still rare in this age group, but cases among UK women aged 25-44 have increased by 73% over the past 20 years, according to Cancer Research UK. Researchers in the US found that obesity was linked to a higher risk of developing bowel cancer in women younger than 5...

Saturday 13th October 2018

News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

Science blog Year 6 obesity rates hit record high The number of year 6 pupils in the UK who are severely obese has risen, the BBC reports. The new figures also show that children aged 10-11 years who live in deprived areas are more likely to be severely obese than those who don’t. ‘No deal’ Brexit could affect warning labels on tobacco The BBC looks at how a a ‘no deal Brexit could chan...

Monday 8th October 2018

Accelerating progress in radiation research: developing a national network in radiobiology and radiation oncology – Cancer Research UK RadNet

Research Feature   In light of recent developments in the field, we commissioned an independent strategic review to ask how we should best support radiobiology and radiation oncology over the next 5-10 years. We’re now announcing new funding for institutions to establish an integrated, national network of centres of excellence in radiation research. The challenge Currently around 40% of canc...

Saturday 6th October 2018

News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

Science blog Cancer scientists awarded Nobel Prize for medicine Two scientists who discovered how the immune system sees cancer have won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. This research, led by Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo, paved the way for new immunotherapies for some skin cancers, Hodgkin lymphomas and lung cancers. Our blog post and BBC News have more. NHS Engla...

Friday 5th October 2018

‘Cutting edge’ CAR T cell immunotherapy approved in England. But is the NHS ready?

Science blog Today, a new blood cancer treatment was approved for use on the NHS in England. And in early September, NHS England announced another, similar treatment will be available to some children and young people with a different type of blood cancer. As with any new drug approval, these announcements are great news for the patients who may benefit. But these are no ordinary dru

NHS England to fund engineered cell therapy for adults with aggressive lymphoma

News report A cancer immunotherapy will be offered on the NHS in England to some adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma, NHS England announced today.  Axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta) is one of a new line of immune-boosting treatments called CAR T cell therapies, which involve taking a patient's own immune cells and modifying them in the lab. When the engineered cells are given back to ...

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Theresa May’s commitment to diagnosing cancers earlier is great news. She’ll need more NHS staff to get there

Science blog Today, the Prime Minister set out an important ambition to improve cancer survival as part of the Government’s NHS 10-year plans, which are currently being drafted. She wants to see 3 in 4 patients diagnosed at an early stage in the next decade. This is a huge commitment, and one we strongly support. Early diagnosis means patients are more likely to get treatment that has the bes...

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Professor Stephen West awarded Cancer Research UK’s lifetime achievement prize

Press release Professor Stephen West of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement award for his pioneering work in DNA repair, today (Wednesday). “I’m very grateful for this award which recognises the benefits of basic cell research. Cancer Research UK has always appreciated that discoveries which come from this type of research can provide imp...

Monday 1st October 2018

Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Science blog Using a patient’s immune system to fight cancer seems like a gloriously simple solution to a horribly complex disease. The reality is far harder than it sounds, but this type of treatment, called immunotherapy, has begun transforming the way we treat certain cancers. Today, two scientists who laid the ground work for a suite of new cancer drugs have been recognised. Dr James Alli...

Saturday 29th September 2018

News digest – obesity, the contraceptive pill, breast cancer rates and cancer in Kenya

Science blog Obesity could cause more cancers in women than smoking by 2043 Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women, reports the BBC. Our figures show that if current trends continue, by 2035 around 9% of cancers in women will be linked to obesity and around 10% will be linked to smoking. The two causes of cancer could then switch places as soon ...

Friday 28th September 2018

‘My fiancee is gone but she’s still helping others fight cancer’

Science blog Last week, sitting at my desk at work, I clicked on a newly arrived PDF with considerably more trepidation than usual. The draft expanded to fill my screen, and I nervously scrolled down past a list of authors’ names into a soup of acronyms and jargon. Is she in there? I wondered, my breath quickening. As part of a global effort to diagnose and treat cancer more effectively, ever...

Thursday 27th September 2018

Science snaps: how nappy technology is helping us see cancer more clearly

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Screening scans 'could cut lung cancer deaths’

News report Introducing lung screening for people at high risk of lung cancer could reduce deaths from the disease, according to new unpublished research. A European study found the number of lung cancer deaths among men at high risk of lung cancer was 26% lower in those who had screening with a CT scan. The first glimpse of the highly anticipated results suggested the benefits could be even gr...

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Pain, poverty and poor survival: oesophageal cancer in Kenya

Science blog Two patient advocates travelled to Kenya as part of a Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge team that's hunting for unknown causes of cancer. Read more

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Obesity could overtake smoking as biggest preventable cause of cancer in women

Press release Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer among UK women in 25 years’ time, according to a Cancer Research UK report.* "We need to act now to halt the tide of weight-related cancers and ensure this projection never becomes a reality." - Professor Linda Bauld These new projections calculate that in just 17 years (2035) 10% of cancers in women (...

How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Science blog Smoking has topped the list of preventable causes of cancer for decades. But it might not be there forever. While smoking rates have been falling, the proportion of the UK population who are overweight or obese has risen. And if these trends continue, obesity looks set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer at some point in the future. But when? Today, we re...

Saturday 22nd September 2018

News digest – Stoptober, NHS drug decisions, quality calories and the childhood cancer survivor turned scientist

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