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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain b...

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GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

Our new report looks at what GPs know about offering tamoxifen and aspirin to lower the risk of, or prevent, certain cancers.

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World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol

Category: Science blog February 13, 2017 0 comments

In part 3 of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at how liver cancer affects different regions across the world.

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News digest – Grand Challenge, a ‘cancer breathalyser’, e-cigarettes, climbing children’s cancer survival and… Salmonella?

Category: Science blog February 11, 2017 0 comments

Grand Challenge winners announced; a ‘cancer breathalyser’; e-cigarette safety; climbing children’s cancer survival and… Salmonella? Here’s our weekly...

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Category: Science blog February 8, 2017 2 comments

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done...

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New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 25 comments

A new study has looked at the long-term safety of e-cigarette use.

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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News digest – World Cancer Day, ‘breath tests’, big data, rising women’s cancer rates and… burger wrappers?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 0 comments

World Cancer Day, ‘breath tests’, big data for mapping breast cancer genes, rising women’s cancer rates and… burger wrappers?

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