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The gap between rich and poor: yet more misleading information from the tobacco industry

Category: Science blog January 20, 2015

We discuss a recent report showing how the tobacco industry has misrepresented scientific evidence on health inequalities to the Government.

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cance...

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News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund, oxygen and lung cancer, breast cancer gene and more

Category: Science blog January 17, 2015

More news on Government cancer drug funding, hyperactive gene linked to aggressive form of breast cancer and can oxygen cause lung cancer?

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Improving the gold standard for brain tumours

Category: Science blog January 16, 2015

We explore new research from our scientists testing a modified version of a brain cancer drug that could help overcome resistance to treatment.

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Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.

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Cancer Drugs Fund decision – ‘How can we deliver personalised treatment with an impersonal funding system?’

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, gives his take on the recent announcement of changes to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund.

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My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce

Category: Science blog January 11, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has been invited to be the independent chair of a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce – here he explains what that will involve.

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