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New tricks for old drugs – blocking oestrogen to prevent breast cancer

Category: Science Blog April 30, 2013

Tamoxifen is one of the mainstays of breast cancer treatment. Since the early 1980s, it’s been given to women who’ve had breast cancer to try to stop th...

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Leaders team up to combat cancer worldwide

Category: Science Blog March 6, 2013

Today, leaders from cancer organisations across the world – from Australia to Argentina, and Taiwan to Turkey – have issued a joint statement about ...

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Breast cancer in the UK: can we do even better?

Category: Science Blog March 1, 2013

In the UK we’re making great progress against breast cancer – over 85 per cent of women diagnosed with the disease survive for at least five years. And arou...

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Spreading the word about cancer worldwide

Category: Science Blog February 4, 2013

Today is World Cancer Day. In the UK barely a day goes by without a cancer story in the headlines or politicians debating a cancer-related issue. Here cancer is...

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New horizons for lung cancer?

Category: Science Blog July 8, 2011

Beating lung cancer is one of our greatest challenges. It’s the most common cancer in the world – a staggering 1.61 million new cases are diagnosed every ye...

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First indication that bowel screening is working

Category: Science Blog March 23, 2011

This week we’ve released new figures showing bowel cancer is on the rise. Between 2006 and 2008, the number of bowel cancer cases increased by around 10 per c...

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Breast cancer – why do the over-70s often fare worse?

Category: Science Blog February 16, 2011

A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer today sheds some light on why older women with breast cancer tend to fare more poorly than their younger ...

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