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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

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.

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‘Chemical jobs’ – should women be worried?

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...

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NCRI conference session: global inequalities in cancer

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...

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Coffee and cancer – a clearer picture

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...

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Aspirin and cancer – the picture becomes clearer

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...

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The causes of cancer you can control

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,...

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The Pill and prostate cancer

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 ...

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