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Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments

Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumours, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system.

News digest – ovarian cancer blood test, obesity in Scotland, cancer waiting times in Wales and statins

In the news this week: our scientists have developed an ovarian cancer blood test that maybe be able to detect cancer two years earlier than current methods.

Tesco Dance Beats donates £2 million for leading health charities

Tesco Dance Beats involved thousands of Tesco colleagues, members of the public, charity representatives and celebrities, raising £1 million.

News digest – early diagnosis, fighting talk, bladder cancer deaths, and a poem on a pill

There has been an overall increase in early stage cancer detection in Scotland and Simon Armitage has engraved his latest poem on a cancer pill.

New treatment option for certain leukaemia patients in Scotland

A targeted combination treatment for patients with a specific type of blood cancer will soon be available on the NHS in Scotland.

Artificial intelligence labs, immigration and NHS funding: what do the latest Government announcements mean for cancer?

The new Government have made several announcements about science and the NHS, including a new Artificial Intelligence lab. But what does it mean for cancer?

Science Snaps: solving the mystery of an oddly-shaped tumour

Scientists have developed an entirely new way to look at tumours. And it's helped them solve the mystery of how some pancreatic tumours develop.

News digest – personalised breast cancer blood test, AI funding boost, ‘calorie tax’ and burgers

£250 million towards an AI lab for the NHS and an experimental breast cancer blood test detects early disease.

Advanced ovarian cancer drug gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

A targeted drug with potential to slow the progress of ovarian cancer has been rejected for use on the NHS in England.

Makeup of bacteria in pancreatic tumours linked to survival

US researchers have found a link between the makeup of bacteria in the tumours of people with pancreatic cancer and how long they live.

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