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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

NHS data shows drop in cervical cancer screening attendance

Less than three quarters of eligible women are attending cervical cancer screening appointments in England, according to new figures.

The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

HPV jab means women only need three cervical screens in a lifetime

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Risk of certain breast cancers coming back remains for at least 20 years after treatment

New research says the risk of a certain type of breast cancer coming back in other parts of the body stays constant for at least 20 years after treatment.

NCRI 2017: How knowing tumours inside and out is boosting progress

In our round-up of this year's NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that's helping scientists get to know cancer better.

Big data analysis predicts risk of radiotherapy side effects

Analysing big data to predict men’s risk of side effects could help personalise radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.

Test could diagnose oesophageal cancer 8 years earlier

A new genetic test could help diagnose oesophageal cancer up to 8 years before symptoms appear in people at a high risk of the disease.

Test could diagnose oesophageal cancer 8 years earlier

A new genetic test could help diagnose oesophageal cancer up to 8 years before symptoms appear in people at a high risk of the disease.

Scientists exploit leaks in blood brain barrier to treat glioblastoma

An ovarian cancer drug can leak through the blood brain barrier to reach brain tumours and could be an effective treatment for glioblastoma.

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