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News digest – cancer blood test, junk food ads, science snapshots and… ‘gene tests for all?’

The week's top stories: developing a cancer blood test and is screening all women over 30 for faulty genes the way forward in breast cancer?

A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it's too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

Proportion of cancers diagnosed in A&E falling

The way in which cancers are diagnosed in England is improving, according to new figures.

Genetic link between breast condition and invasive breast cancer uncovered

The genetics behind how a breast condition becomes invasive breast cancer may be explained by a new study.

Cancer Research UK and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, join forces with Merck in new drug discovery alliance

Cancer Research UK and The Institute of Cancer Research, London announce a multi-project collaboration and licensing deal with Merck.

Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks.

Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

Funding cuts mean stop smoking services can’t offer support

Local authorities have dramatically reduced budgets for Stop Smoking Services, according to a new report.

NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders

Bowel scope screening uptake increased by more than a fifth (21.5%) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns.

News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

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