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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Science Blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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Introducing our Women of Influence Initiative

Science Blog January 27, 2014

Read about our pioneering Women of Influence Initiative – bringing together top business women to mentor our most promising young female scientists.

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News digest – double dose of DNA, cancers of ‘unknown origin’, ancient dog tumour and more

Science Blog January 24, 2014

This week’s news featured our latest bowel cancer research, a study looking at cancers of ‘unknown origin’ and fascinating research into an ancient dog cancer.

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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

Science Blog January 20, 2014

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Our milestones

In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.

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News digest – rise in cancer cases, cervical screening, ‘genetic reshuffling’ and more

Science Blog January 18, 2014

Catch up on the week’s cancer news from our latest figures showing a rise in cancer cases, to the importance of cervical screening, leukaemia research and more.

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Sleeping Beauty reveals childhood brain tumour’s secrets

Science Blog January 17, 2014

Researchers are using a technique called Sleeping Beauty to probe the genetic faults that drive medulloblastoma, the most common type of childhood brain tumour.

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Headlines about a mole rat derived ‘cancer cure’ are premature

Science Blog January 16, 2014

Research on mole rats and why they resist cancer is interesting, but doesn’t justify some of today’s overblown headlines.

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