Category: Science blog June 9, 2014
To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.
Category: 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...
Category: 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...
Category: 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...
Category: Science blog March 21, 2012
NOTE: This post is from 2012. For discussion of today’s headlines please read this post. “Should I be taking aspirin to reduce the risk of dying from ca...
Category: 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,...
Category: 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 ...