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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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Immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and turning cancer cells against each other. All of this and more in our weekly news digest: http://po.st/gpmgig
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Children in England with high-risk neuroblastoma will now be offered a cancer drug that could extend their life. Read our news report for more: http://po.st/UZyjMQ
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A chemical dye that lights up brain tumours during surgery should be available to more NHS patients in England, according to NICE. Read more in our news report: http://po.st/dTgAbq
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Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings. Understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them. This second post in our series on brain tumour research explains how: http://po.st/L9GjGn
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We supported a clinical trial which found that a chemotherapy drug can boost survival for people with a type of brain tumour. Now that drug is available to these patients on the NHS. Read more on our blog post: http://po.st/sE6XA6
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Artificial ovaries, cereals high in sugar, breast screening and happy 70th birthday to the NHS. All of this and more in our weekly news digest: http://po.st/C3NOIU
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A more tailored breast cancer screening programme could reduce harms of screening and save the NHS money, according to results from a computer simulation study. Our blog post has the details: http://po.st/GzHpC8
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Our scientists are growing mini versions of childhood brain tumours in the lab, revealing new insights into what makes the cells tick. Their latest work on DIPG, an incurable and aggressive disease, suggests listening in to the cells’ ‘chatter’ could highlight new treatment avenues: http://po.st/LGtHLv
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The Government’s childhood obesity plan was updated this week, and there were calls for the HPV vaccine to be given to boys, and for hospitals to do more to help smokers quit. Find out more in our weekly digest: http://po.st/ZXWVxF
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