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‘Chemical jobs’ – should women be worried?

Science Blog November 22, 2012

There’s been quite a bit of media coverage this week suggesting that women in so-called ‘chemical jobs’ may face a higher risk of breast cancer, including...

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NCRI conference session: global inequalities in cancer

Science Blog November 12, 2012

Despite common (mis)conception that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease of Western society (which we’ve discussed here), well over half of the world’s cancer d...

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Coffee and cancer – a clearer picture

Science Blog May 21, 2012

Coffee is a big part of many people’s lives, but it’s not thought to have many health benefits – it keeps you awake, and often has lots of sugar, milk...

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Aspirin and cancer – the picture becomes clearer

Science Blog March 21, 2012

“Should I be taking aspirin to reduce the risk of dying from cancer?” This is likely to be the question on many people’s minds today, which sees the publi...

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The causes of cancer you can control

Science Blog December 7, 2011

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash of their genes and their environment,...

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The Pill and prostate cancer

Science Blog November 15, 2011

This morning we woke up to headlines proclaiming that women taking the Pill could increase the risk of… prostate cancer. That might sound silly – women ...

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Headlines about morning sunbathing are misleading

Science Blog October 27, 2011

Earlier this week, new research was published about the effects of the body’s daily rhythms – known as the ‘circadian clock’ – on how skin responds to...

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