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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science Blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform

Category: Science Blog August 15, 2014

Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into s...

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Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly

Category: Science Blog August 6, 2014

We discuss a new analysis of the pros and cons of taking regular aspirin, and ask ‘what’s next?’

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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

Category: Science Blog July 23, 2014

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has “phenomenally” improved from when Nicola’s mother had the disease.

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News digest – Australian smoking rates, bowel cancer genes and more

Category: Science Blog July 19, 2014

It’s been a busy week for cancer stories in the news – our bloggers highlight the pick of the bunch.

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The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients

Category: Science Blog July 3, 2014

We released new stats about how pancreatic cancer is linked to two lifestyle factors: smoking and obesity – but one piece of media coverage was inaccurate.

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Making breast screening more accurate

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

New research on a couple of specialised imaging techniques could improve breast cancer screening in the future.

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