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News digest – hormone replacement therapy, cancer screening, ‘breath-sniffing’ smartphone app and more

Category: Science blog February 14, 2015

HRT and ovarian cancer risk, what people say and do when it comes to screening and is there really a ‘breath-sniffing’ smartphone app to diagnose cancer?

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A marathon not swings and roundabouts: the evidence on e-cigarettes

Category: Science blog February 12, 2015

We look over some recent research – and the subsequent media headlines – around e-cigarettes.

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Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog February 11, 2015

We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

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News digest – lifetime cancer risk now 1 in 2, naked mole rat, another ‘simple blood test’ and more

Category: Science blog February 7, 2015

New figures show 1 in 2 will get cancer, research on the cancer-resistant naked mole rat and what’s the deal with the latest ‘simple blood test’ for cance...

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The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey – a patient writes…

Category: Science blog February 6, 2015

A personal take on the findings of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey from Richard Stephens, who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma 15 years ago.

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2015

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done about it.

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2014 – a year of prizes and awards

Category: Science blog February 3, 2015

We look back on the prizes and awards our scientists received in 2014.

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