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11 July 2016

Lung cancer screening trial success

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, Publications

Lung cancer screening trial success
The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease, and over 80 per cent were given surgery as a treatment.

14 December 2015

Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer

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

Drug provides another treatment option for an early form of breast cancer
The drug anastrozole is effective in treating an early form of breast cancer, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The results of the IBIS-II DCIS trial show that anastrozole is as effective as tamoxifen for this type of breast cancer and could offer a new treatment option for post-menopausal women.

03 December 2015

Breast screening programme shows benefit of detecting very early cancers

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, Publications

Breast screening programme shows benefit of detecting very early cancers
 
New research from Professor Stephen Duffy’s research team shows that invasive breast cancer can be prevented by screening for and treating an earlier form called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

01 December 2015

Self-sampling paper wins two prestigious prizes in Mexico

Ellie Stewart, Posted in General News, Publications

Self-sampling paper wins two prestigious prizes in Mexico
A paper co-authored by Professor Attila Lorincz and published in the International Journal of Cancer in July 2014 has won two prestigious prizes in Mexico.

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.

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.

 

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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