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The world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research
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Drugs are one of the cornerstones in cancer treatment. In our last Hangout, we talked about the drug discovery process, and what makes a good medicine (if you missed it, you can watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXNeWkbVaGE). But what are the next steps? How do we actually get these new treatments into patients? How long will it before we know whether a treatment is working? And what is it like for a patient to be on a clinical trial?

Join us as we explore this complex topic with a Google Hangout on Air, featuring Dr Emma Dean and Diane Brooks. Emma is a Medical Oncologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, and Diane is a patient currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

This hangout will be broadcast on 20 July 2016 at 3.30 PM, and hosted by Dr Emma Smith and Dr Buddhini Samarasinghe. You can watch the broadcast live, or catch up afterwards on YouTube. Join the conversation using #CRUKHangout, or leave your questions on this event page.

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A small new trial has used tumour characteristics to guide treatment decisions in patients with rare cancers, highlighting the potential of personalised medicine for these diseases. Read our news report: http://po.st/puQo7c

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News digest – obesity costs are soaring around the world, the NHS continues to face a worrying shortage of radiologists, a new test could be a step towards defining the risk of breast cancer, and… how useful are mouse ‘avatars’? http://po.st/0MBNqD

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New biomarkers may reveal cancer patients most susceptible to a potentially fatal side effect of CAR T cell immunotherapy called neurotoxicity, according to a new US study. http://po.st/jgcotf

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We’ve examined 5 common myths around the causes of breast cancer. And the good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about the deodorants, bras, plastics and milk we encounter every day. Read our blog post for more info: http://po.st/a40NQL

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The UK does not have enough radiologists to meet demand, according to a new report. On average nearly 1 in 10 posts have been unfilled over the last 6 years. Find out more in our news report: http://po.st/rJQ54q

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Cancer drugs under scrutiny, worrying obesity and cancer trends in the US, and… keeping science cool? Here’s our weekly news digest: http://po.st/qFfv9q

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Could opticians refer patients with suspected brain tumours to speed up diagnosis? According to a small pilot project in the north east of England the answer might be yes, but larger follow up studies are still needed. Read about the project that tested this approach on our blog: http://po.st/hcxv89

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Most cancer drugs approved in Europe from 2009-2013 weren’t backed by sufficient scientific evidence that they work, according to a new study. Find out more in our news report: http://po.st/SCXlOC

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the researchers who made microscopes cool. Find out how this technology is boosting scientists’ understanding of the disease, and what that could mean for new treatments http://po.st/2RiwL5
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