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News digest – HPV jab for boys, low sugar chocolate, diabetes and complementary therapies might affect survival

An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.

Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients

Thanks to a trial we supported, people with a type of brain tumour now have a new treatment option – a chemotherapy we developed.

News digest – obesity plan, more doctors needed, cancer waiting times, and HPV vaccine

The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys. Find out more in our weekly news digest.

NHS funding: New money for England is a start, but it must be spent wisely

The new NHS England funding boost from the Prime Minister needs to focus on staff shortages to make a difference in cancer care.

News digest – trial to test lung cancer vaccine, cervical screening language, prostate cancer spit test and AI for the NHS

In this week’s headlines: we launch a new trial testing a lung cancer vaccine and kids in England have already reached their sugar limit for the year.

ASCO 2018 news: ‘blood tests’, breast cancer chemo, kinder treatments and immunotherapy

The top stories from the 2018 ASCO annual meeting: overexcited coverage of cancer blood tests and how a gene test can tailor breast cancer treatment.

6 tips to spot cancer ‘fake news’

How can you tell if there's more to the latest cancer news than meets the eye? Here are a few tips to help you judge a story for yourself.

Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”

A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.

News digest – breast screening error, gene tests, childhood obesity and mobile phones

This week’s top story: Around 450,000 women in England weren’t invited for their final breast screening appointment due to an error with NHS computers.

Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.

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