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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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The link between cancer and infections

Science Blog February 26, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

Can you catch cancer? The answer is no, but you can pick up an infection that increases the chances of developing certain types.

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News digest – prostate cancer test, nanofibre tracks, “pill to stop cancer spread” and more

Science Blog February 22, 2014

Catch up on the latest cancer news including a potential gene test for prostate cancer, high-tech nanofibre tracks for brain cancer cells, plus much more.

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Science Snaps: a sea of cells

Science Blog February 21, 2014

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Science Snaps

In the latest edition of Science Snaps we explore the microscopic depths of the intestine and how images are helping research into bowel cancer.

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No, scientists haven’t “developed a pill that can stop cancer spreading”

Science Blog February 20, 2014

Today’s headlines about a ‘pill that could stop cancer spreading’ are premature. But the research is interesting.

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Putting cancer surgery under the spotlight

Science Blog February 19, 2014

We’ve published a report on the state of cancer surgery services in the UK.

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News digest – MPs support standardised packaging, spotting symptoms, global cancer map and more

Science Blog February 15, 2014

This week’s cancer news featured support from MPs for standardised tobacco packaging, our work raising symptom awareness, global cancer stats plus much more.

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