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News digest – childhood cancer death rate drop, e-cigarettes, electric power lines and more

Category: Science Blog September 6, 2014

A fall in childhood cancer death rates, discussions around e-cigarettes rumble on, plus do electric power lines cause cancer?

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Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance

Category: Science Blog September 5, 2014

A look at some recent findings from the US, from researchers studying how prostate cancers can be resistant to two new drugs – abiraterone and enzalutamide

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Tackling fear and fatalism – our Talk Cancer workshops

Category: Science Blog September 3, 2014

We discuss the results of a recently published evaluation of our Talk Cancer workshops, which aim to educate health workers in the issues around cancer.

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News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund boost, depression, breast cancer ‘map’ and more

Category: Science Blog August 30, 2014

Government funding boost for Cancer Drugs Fund, depression in cancer patients and new research on a ‘map’ of breast cancer – here’s the week’s news.

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The promise and challenges of e-cigarettes – the story continues to unfold

Category: Science Blog August 29, 2014

A lot’s changed since we last blogged about e-cigarettes – so what does the latest evidence show?

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Cancer and depression – why it matters, and what can be done to help

Category: Science Blog August 29, 2014

Depression is an important but largely under-recognised problem for people with cancer, but a new treatment programme could improve quality of life for patients

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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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