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Scientists in Cambridge have been awarded two of the biggest funding grants ever given by Cancer Research UK, reports BBC.co.uk. The charity is investing £40m over the next five years into two research projects, with £20m going towards creating 3D versions of breast tumours which will then be studied using virtual reality. It is the first time the technology has been used to virtually build and study real-life tumours, scientists said. Computer programmes can only hold so much data, but virtual reality allows a patient’s cells to be studied in greater numbers. Cancer remains one of the biggest killers in the UK but researchers hope this work could improve survival rates.

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NHS England has admitted a flaw in its flagship patient choice scheme, reports HSJ.co.uk. The scheme, designed to allow patients choice on where they receive their treatment, may have resulted in patients being given the wrong advice.

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Whitehall has been criticised for delaying the release of NHS performance data, reports NationalHealthExecutive.com. The government has now revealed it will delay the release of the data until after the election on 8th June, with opposing parties citing a “cynical”... Read more

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New findings have confirmed suspected placental anomalies through MRI diagnostics, reports AuntMinnieEurope.com. A study of pregnant women noted that noncontrast MRI is a sensitive diagnostic test for detecting the increasingly common problem of invasive placenta.