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News digest – Chantler review on standard packs, revolutionary bowel cancer trial, laser popped ‘nanoballoons’ and more

Science Blog April 5, 2014

From the Chantler review on standard packs for cigarettes, to lasers and popping ‘nanoballoons’. Catch up on the week’s cancer news.

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Chantler review supports standard tobacco packs – but what next?

Science Blog April 3, 2014

Following an independent review by Sir Cyril Chantler, standardised tobacco packaging could be introduced by the next general election.

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A big step towards cutting red tape for research

Science Blog April 2, 2014

A new £4.5 million Government funding boost will improve the way research is approved in the NHS. But what does it mean for patients?

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Nobody deserves to die from lung cancer

Science Blog April 1, 2014

Lung cancer is a devastating disease and the UK’s biggest cancer killer, but people don’t like to talk about it.

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News digest – £8m from #nomakeupselfie, 50 years of Epstein-Barr virus, lung cancer discovery and more

Science Blog March 29, 2014

From the unprecedented £8m raised by #nomakeupselfie to the 50th anniversary of a cancer causing virus, our weekly news digest keeps you up to date.

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50 years of Epstein-Barr virus

Science Blog March 26, 2014

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

50 years ago three scientists published their findings on the first human virus that can cause cancer – read the story of Epstein-Barr virus.

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#nomakeupselfie – some questions answered

Science Blog March 25, 2014

What does £8m pay for? And what about the polar bears? We answer your questions about #nomakeupselfie.

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