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Cancer patient's lethal 70 tumours disappear in just 12 weeks

Cancer patient's lethal 70 tumours disappear in just 12 weeks | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Ian Brooks, 47, from Bolton, was battling with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He had just weeks to live until he was given the drug Brentiximab Vedotin.
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The link between cancer and infections

The link between cancer and infections | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Can you ‘catch’ cancer? Strictly speaking no, but you can pick up an infection that increases the chances of developing certain types of the disease.
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Expert opinion: Professor Charlie Swanton – plotting a route through cancer evolution

Expert opinion: Professor Charlie Swanton – plotting a route through cancer evolution | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Nearly two years ago a team of our scientists began a crucial journey to reveal new insights into cancer genetics.
Along the way they helped to re-define how we view cancer’s evolutionary map.
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News digest – kidney cancer rise, EU vote on tobacco control, ‘urine test technology’ and more

News digest – kidney cancer rise, EU vote on tobacco control, ‘urine test technology’ and more | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Our latest statistics show that the number of people being diagnosed with kidney cancer has increased by 30 per cent in the last decade. The Information Daily and our press release have more info.
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Putting cancer surgery under the spotlight

Putting cancer surgery under the spotlight | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
When was the last time you saw a headline about cancer surgery?
You’d be forgiven if you couldn’t remember. While the latest ‘wonder drug’ often hits the headlines, the backbone of cancer treatment for many – surgery – hardly gets a look in.
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News digest – prostate cancer test, nanofibre tracks, “pill to stop cancer spread” and more

News digest – prostate cancer test, nanofibre tracks, “pill to stop cancer spread” and more | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
UK researchers identified a panel of 14 genetic changes that could be used to identify men at high-risk of developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. The Guardian and The Telegraph were among the many media outlets to cover the findings.
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Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer

Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
You may have seen reports this week that people with mouth and oesophageal cancers are leaving it longer between first noticing a symptom and visiting their GP compared to people with other cancers.
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News digest – MPs support standardised packaging, spotting symptoms, global cancer map and more

News digest – MPs support standardised packaging, spotting symptoms, global cancer map and more | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Fantastic news emerged from the House of Commons this week as MPs overwhelmingly agreed that they want to see standardised packaging for tobacco products in the UK. For more details on the next steps for standard packs read our blog post.
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News digest – Genes in Space, global cancer rise, overhead power lines and more

News digest – Genes in Space, global cancer rise, overhead power lines and more | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Our big news this week was the release of Play to Cure: Genes in Space, our revolutionary smartphone game that mixes intergalactic space flight and cancer research.
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Download our revolutionary mobile game to help speed up cancer research

Download our revolutionary mobile game to help speed up cancer research | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
It’s been an ambitious and challenging project but the day to unveil it to the world has arrived.
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News digest – neuroblastoma trial, standardised packaging vote, whole-body ‘snapshot’ and more

News digest – neuroblastoma trial, standardised packaging vote, whole-body ‘snapshot’ and more | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
We announced a new trial using a form of molecular radiotherapy to treat children with neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest childhood cancers.
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People Think They Know You

People Think They Know You | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: Written Post Pre-drug/Chemo/Chemo Cocktail (i.e. sorry)
You know what I hate? I hate when people think that they know you.
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How do YOU stay positive?

How do YOU stay positive? | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
I'm sure everyone can agree, there exists a number of lines you hear from EVERYONE. Probably the #1 being... "You have to stay positive. It makes all the difference." Well, I get that... the power of positive thinking.
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Turning the Ordinary Into Extraordinary

Turning the Ordinary Into Extraordinary | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Melissa Bowen, CEO, MyLifeLine.org
My first experience with cancer was when my friend, Wayne, was diagnosed with brain cancer.
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New EU rules bring us one step closer to a tobacco free Europe

New EU rules bring us one step closer to a tobacco free Europe | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
We dream of a day in the not-too-distant future when the death and disease caused by tobacco is a thing of the past.
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Radiotherapy: our vision for the next ten years

Radiotherapy: our vision for the next ten years | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Where will you be in ten years’ time?
It’s a tricky one – almost anything could happen. But this is the question we set ourselves to answer about radiotherapy: what will radiotherapy look like in 2024?
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No, scientists haven’t “developed a pill that can stop cancer spreading”

No, scientists haven’t “developed a pill that can stop cancer spreading” | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Harnessing the body’s own immune system to fight against cancer is a tantalising prospect, and one which our own scientists are working hard on.
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Science Snaps: a sea of cells

Science Snaps: a sea of cells | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Science SnapsOur selection for this month’s Science Snaps could be mistaken for a coral reef, alive with vivid colour in the shallows of a tropical sea.
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Our work in the community to raise cancer awareness and tackle health inequalities

Our work in the community to raise cancer awareness and tackle health inequalities | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Tackling cancer isn’t just about treatment.
More than four in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented by changes to lifestyle. And thousands more lives could be saved every year if the disease was detected and treated at an earlier stage.
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Commons’ sense prevails for public health

Commons’ sense prevails for public health | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
We’re extremely pleased to announce that shiny, brightly coloured cigarette packs are closer to becoming a thing of the past.
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Could ‘stealth’ viruses and microbubbles help treat cancer?

Could ‘stealth’ viruses and microbubbles help treat cancer? | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
The deadliest bullet in the world is just a lump of metal without a suitable weapon that can fire it accurately at a target.
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Our work to help GPs spot the potential warning signs of cancer

Our work to help GPs spot the potential warning signs of cancer | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Most people diagnosed with cancer every year will have visited their GP at some point to report their symptoms. So the GP’s role in reaching a speedy and accurate diagnosis is key.
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Helping to choose which trials Cancer Research UK funds: a patient’s perspective

Helping to choose which trials Cancer Research UK funds: a patient’s perspective | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
The UK leads the world in the number of cancer patients who sign up to take part in clinical trials of new treatments. These trials are crucial not just to find out whether the treatments work, but also to ensure that they are safe.
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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed? | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Our milestonesWe’ve come a long way since asbestos was heavily used in the building industry and shipyards.
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News digest – double dose of DNA, cancers of ‘unknown origin’, ancient dog tumour and more

News digest – double dose of DNA, cancers of ‘unknown origin’, ancient dog tumour and more | Chris Lewis's Cancer Community | Scoop.it
Spotting when bowel cancer cells contain a double dose of DNA could predict patient survival and help doctors plan treatment, according to scientists at our London Research Institute. The New Scientist has more detail.
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