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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

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News digest – standard packs are ‘go’, immunotherapy advances, risk-reducing surgery, and more

Category: Science blog March 14, 2015

MPs vote to introduce standardised tobacco packaging, plus fascinating new research on immunotherapies, and two stories of cancer risk-reducing surgery.

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Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog March 12, 2015

Our researchers are investigating the genetic ‘patchwork’ underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective treatments in the future.

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National No Smoking Day: Gower’s story

Category: Science blog March 11, 2015

It’s National No Smoking Day, so we talked to one of our Campaign Ambassador’s, Gower Tan, about what motivated him to quit.

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Visions for the future: Quitting smoking

Category: Science blog March 10, 2015

We took a look at some interesting potential future ways to quit smoking. Exploring everything from a nicotine vaccine to virtual reality therapy.

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From speed-dating to success – the first year of our Women of Influence initiative

Category: Science blog March 8, 2015

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we caught up with two people taking part in our Women of Influence initiative to see how they’re getting on.

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News digest – Ireland: ‘yes’ to standard packs, ‘normal’ prostate cells not so normal, plums and more

Category: Science blog March 7, 2015

Ireland votes ‘yes’ on standard tobacco packs, how ‘normal’ prostate cells might not be so normal, and what’s the deal with this new plum?

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