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Genomic test supports next-generation cancer drugs

Promising new cancer treatments are emerging, but how does genomics help us identify the patients who need them?
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The need for diversity in genomic datasets

We look at a recent prostate cancer study that highlights the importance of inclusivity in genomic studies

Genomic approach predicts risk of oesophageal cancer

Can we use genomics to accurately predict the development of cancer in those with precursor conditions? We look at newly published results from a 15-year study to find out

Analysing the epigenome: a new way to screen for cancer

Could the DNA in our bloodstream provide a way to detect cancer? Recent research looks at a novel approach to screening through a new type of blood test

Colibactin and colorectal cancer

A newly published study could mark a major milestone in understanding the microbiome and the role in can play in disease development

We all have 'the breast cancer gene'

You’ve seen the headlines and heard people talk about having ‘the gene for’ x, y or z – but do you know the facts behind the headlines?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Survival rates for breast cancer are better than ever, but what can a focus on genomics bring to the table?
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New liquid biopsy can detect eight common cancers

Blood test could ‘change the way we screen for cancer’, though more research is needed to ensure its efficacy in a real-world screening context 

Cancer immunotherapy: predicting outcomes

Today's monoclonal antibody treatments benefit some patients but can be harmful to others; the search for reliable predictive biomarkers is on

New precision medicine approaches to breast cancer

Patients in London and Manchester the first to benefit from methods to better predict, prevent and treat breast cancer, with aims to roll out nationally

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Royal College of Nursing Congress 2021

The RCN Congress is a key annual event in the nursing calendar and provides a forum for nursing practitioners to meet, learn, develop and share best practice.