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News digest – sunscreen and skin cancer, ‘immune boost’, red meat and more

Category: Science Blog June 14, 2014

New research on sunscreen and skin cancer hit the headlines, and we explore why the evidence still isn’t convincing on red meat and breast cancer.

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Liam Byrne MP: Investment in science is an investment in patients

Category: Science Blog June 13, 2014

Labour’s Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, shares his vision for science and research in the UK.

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Diagnosing male breast cancer – how can we do better?

Category: Science Blog June 12, 2014

Every year in the UK around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, but because the disease is rare, it can be difficult to diagnose.

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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

Category: Science Blog June 11, 2014

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn’t there yet.

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science Blog June 9, 2014

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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News digest – ASCO conference, immunotherapy, blind mole rat genome and more

Category: Science Blog June 7, 2014

In a bumper edition, we cover headlines from the 2014 ASCO conference, immunotherapy updates and news of the blind mole rat.

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Why we need to talk more about anal cancer

Category: Science Blog June 5, 2014

Rates of anal cancer have quadrupled since the mid-70s, but why? We explore the possible reasons, and ask why the media didn’t cover the story.

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