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Health apps: a note of caution

Category: Science blog April 24, 2015

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

Category: Science blog April 20, 2015

We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’, yet receiving nothing in ret...

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News digest – cancer’s family tree, a melanoma ‘safe haven’, misleading reports about a blood test and more

Category: Science blog April 18, 2015

Piecing together cancer’s family tree, new research exposes melanoma’s ‘safe have’, plus another ‘simple blood test’ that’s not so simple, or a bl...

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Another one of those ‘simple blood tests’ you’re always reading about

Category: Science blog April 17, 2015

Headlines today are heralding a new “simple blood test”, claiming it can predict if a woman will develop breast cancer – but it’s too good to be true.

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Election 2015: what are the parties saying about cancer?

Category: Science blog April 17, 2015

We open up the various political party manifestos and see what they are saying about cancer and research.

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TRAIL and error – flipping cancer’s self-destruct switch

Category: Science blog April 16, 2015

We explore new research showing how particular genetic faults inside cancer cells can subvert a self-destruct switch and instead encourage cancer to spread.

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From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

Category: Science blog April 15, 2015

Our scientists are piecing together cancer’s family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in the future.

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