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News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

Category: Science blog March 24, 2018 5 comments

In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 23 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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News digest – daily junk food ads, gene ‘treasure troves’, NHS cookery classes and… child vapers?

Category: Science blog March 17, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: teenagers exposed to junk food ads are twice as likely to be obese and new child vaping research

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Cancer Alliances are the backbone of NHS cancer care. They’re about to say what staff they need

Category: Science blog March 16, 2018 0 comments

NHS cancer services are under pressure. Local Cancer Alliances are about to report on what staff they need to reduce this.

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Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

Category: Science blog March 12, 2018 3 comments

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

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News digest – PSA test, cutting calories, cervical cancer, and… do you know what increases cancer risk?

Category: Science blog March 10, 2018 7 comments

Using the PSA test for screening, and a plan to cut calories: check out the stories behind this week’s headlines.

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British Science Week 2018: how our pioneers are exploring cancer

Category: Science blog March 9, 2018 0 comments

This British Science Week we’ll be catching up with some of our pioneering scientists that are tackling cancer differently.

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International Women’s Day: Reflections from three women in science

Category: Science blog March 8, 2018 0 comments

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our female scientists about their careers and what they feel needs to change to better support wo...

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Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 10 comments

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 73 comments

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn’t save lives from prostate cancer.

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