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  • Hear from Jessie Wang, one of our new starters, as she tells us all about her first week in our Legacy Marketing team here at Cancer Research UK.

    Hear from one of our new starters, Jessie Wang, as she tells us all about her first week in our Legacy Marketing team

    I come from a corporate background but wanted to switch over to the charity sector because I wanted to feel like I was contributing to something

  • News digest – NHS waiting times far too long, childhood obesity strategy under fire, golden drugs showing early promise in the lab, and… what do you need to know about at-home genetic tests? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQc6C

    News digest - NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and... at-home genetic tests?

    New NHS figures have shown that some cancer patients are waiting too long for urgent referral appointments and treatment. The Guardian and BBC were among those who covered this. The Mail Online looked at cutting edge developments in prostate cancer treatment, including results from our STAMPEDE trial .

  • Three quarters of the drugs previously only accessible to patients via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) are now approved on the NHS. Read our news report to find out more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQcLm

    3 in 4 Cancer Drugs Fund treatments now available on NHS

    Three quarters of the drugs previously only accessible to patients via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) are now approved on the NHS. The liver cancer drug sorafenib (Nexavar) has become the latest to be made available to some patients with advanced disease on the NHS in England following draft recommendations.

  • It’s a year since the launch of the government’s childhood obesity strategy, which didn’t go far enough in tackling the problem. Today Public Health England has announced the next stage of the strategy which aims to reduce the amount of calories in junk food. What difference will this make, and what else still needs to be done? Here’s what you need to know: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQcDh

    The UK's pick 'n' mix approach to children's obesity is missing a trick

    It's a year since the UK Government published its plans to tackle children's obesity. The announcement came after months of deliberating over the evidence and promises of tough action, but the plans simply weren't tough enough. A lot has happened since, not least a general election.

  • Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Our physicists at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute are using light and sound to gather more information on prostate cancers in mice. Using a new imaging technique called optoacoustics, their study offers a glimpse of how sounds can be turned into pictures. The team hope that one day optoacoustics will help show doctors how aggressive a tumour is and help them decide the most effective treatment. Read our blog post for more http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQcYf
    How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

    How light and sound give physicists a clearer picture of cancer

    An image of prostate tumours made by an optoacoustic imaging machine. Blue areas show the most aggressive cancer cells. Red areas show the least aggressive cancer cells. Credit: Michal Tomaszewski. Imaging machines have been a mainstay of hospitals for decades, helping diagnose cancer and plan treatment.

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