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Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

Category: Science blog December 10, 2015

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

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News digest – tobacco company allegations, cold sores, a jab to prevent cancer and…potatoes?

Category: Science blog December 5, 2015

Bribery allegations about big tobacco, cold sore virus targets cancer, preventing cancer with a vaccine and digging deeper into a story about potatoes.

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Grand Challenge one: can we develop a jab to prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2015

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the first of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if it’s possible to develop vaccines to prevent cancers that aren’t caused by viruses.

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The 0.01 per cent: can over-the-counter genetic tests help you be healthier?

Category: Science blog December 2, 2015

Is the future written in your genes? We investigate whether over-the-counter genetic tests can predict our risk of cancer.

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BBC Panorama’s tobacco industry revelations are genuinely shocking

Category: Science blog December 1, 2015

Last night’s Panorama on BBC1 contained new – and shocking – allegations about the behaviour of one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies

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News digest – children’s cancer death rates fall, Spending Review, childhood obesity stats and…meat sales?

Category: Science blog November 28, 2015

Children’s cancer death rates fall, we analyse the Spending Review, new childhood obesity stats and why are people buying less meat?

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Mouth cancer: dentists and GPs should be able to refer patients straight for tests

Category: Science blog November 27, 2015

Professor Richard Shaw, a mouth cancer specialist who helped create our new Oral Cancer Toolkit, explains why it differs from the NICE referral guidelines

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