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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Category: Science blog February 8, 2017 2 comments

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done...

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New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 40 comments

A new study has looked at the long-term safety of e-cigarette use.

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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News digest – World Cancer Day, ‘breath tests’, big data, rising women’s cancer rates and… burger wrappers?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 0 comments

World Cancer Day, ‘breath tests’, big data for mapping breast cancer genes, rising women’s cancer rates and… burger wrappers?

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 1 comment

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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A decade of research at our Cambridge Institute

Category: Science blog February 2, 2017 0 comments

To mark the tenth birthday of our Cambridge institute, we’re taking a look back at its history, including some of the fantastic research that the institute ha...

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The biology of cancer cell shape and why it’s important

Category: Science blog February 1, 2017 0 comments

Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

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News digest – toast and roast potatoes, artificial intelligence, pancreatic cancer progress and… toothpaste?

Category: Science blog January 28, 2017 0 comments

Overly browned food and cancer, “breakthrough” results for pancreatic cancer, artificial intelligence and… could toothpaste really cause cancer?

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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 32 comments

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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