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04 June 2015

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 per cent

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, In the Press, Publications

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 per cent

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 per cent compared to women who are not screened – according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening.

27 March 2015

New test shows major increase in bowel cancer screening uptake

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, Conferences

New test shows major increase in bowel cancer screening uptake

Research led by CCP's Professor Sue Moss and the Bowel Cancer Screening Hubs has shown a markedly increased participation in a bowel cancer screening pilot study in England using a faecal immunochemical test for haemoglobin (FIT).

 

23 March 2015

Daily aspirin can reduce cancer risk

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, In the Press

Daily aspirin can reduce cancer risk

Professor Jack Cuzick debates the merits of general aspirin use to reduce cancer risk, saying the benefit far outweighs the risks in an article published in the Wall Street Journal.

20 March 2015

TOMMY Trial results: improving breast cancer screening in the UK

, Posted in General News, Publications

TOMMY Trial results: improving breast cancer screening in the UK

Professor Stephen Duffy is continuing his exceptional research track record in cancer epidemiology, screening and policy.

This new publication reports the results of the TOMMY trial that tested the effectiveness of adding a 3D imaging technique to standard mammography.

 

16 March 2015

NHSCSP Audit of invasive cervical cancer

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, CCP, Profiles, Research Reports

NHSCSP Audit of invasive cervical cancer

Since April 2007, the regional Quality Assurance Reference Centres (QARCs) in England have adopted a standardised protocol for capturing screening data on all cases of cervical cancer. The data are aggregated in a national database for the purpose of audit, with the aim of monitoring and improving the service.

Annual national reports detailing the data collected as part of this audit are published as feedback for the many individuals who make this audit possible.

 

02 March 2015

Trial of HPV vaccine completed: more effective cancer prevention

, Posted in General News, In the Press, Publications

Trial of HPV vaccine completed: more effective cancer prevention

A new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine that protects against 9 types of the virus – 7 of which cause most cases of cervical cancer – has now been fully tested in a trial co-organised by Professor Jack Cuzick.

The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer-causing types of HPV.

02 March 2015

New test could prevent oesophageal cancer

Jonathan Croft, Posted in General News, Publications

New test could prevent oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancers have become more common over the last 50 years and most are diagnosed at advanced stage, when prognosis is dismal. Overall ~85% of patients die within 5 years.

Early diagnosis would make a huge difference and the BEST-2 trial confirms a new screening method using the Cytosponge® could be key to saving lives.

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