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News digest – cancer’s sleeper cells, the ‘microbiome’, cheeseburgers and more

Science Blog March 8, 2014

Are meat and cheese really ‘as deadly as smoking?’ Despite some alarming headlines, the answer is no. For the rest of the week's stories read our news diges...

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A bug’s life: H. pylori and stomach cancer

Science Blog March 7, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the next in our Cancer and Infections series, we look at the stomach bug H. pylori and how it’s linked with cancer.

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Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

Science Blog March 5, 2014

For the vast majority of people, eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”. Tobacco is the single biggest cause of preventable disease.

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Radiotherapy: our vision for the next ten years

Science Blog March 3, 2014

We’ve worked with NHS England to produce our Vision for Radiotherapy for the next 10 years. This post looks at some of the key developments we’d like to see.

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News digest – kidney cancer rise, EU vote on tobacco control, ‘urine test technology’ and more

Science Blog March 1, 2014

This week’s cancer news featured our latest figures on kidney cancer, tough new anti-tobacco measures and a fascinating bit of tech to spot bowel cancer.

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Expert opinion: Professor Charlie Swanton – plotting a route through cancer evolution

Science Blog February 28, 2014

Professor Charlie Swanton wants to know how tumours evolve. Read about his latest research and the next steps in targeting tumour diversity.

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New EU rules bring us one step closer to a tobacco free Europe

Science Blog February 27, 2014

A landmark vote by the European Parliament in Strasbourg made public health history this week.

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