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From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

Category: Science blog May 19, 2016

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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The power of Talk Cancer training

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016

We look at how Talk Cancer, a Cancer Research UK training programme to help people feel confident talking to people about cancer is making an impact.

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10 common questions about e-cigarettes answered

Category: Science blog May 17, 2016

We have the answers to 10 top questions about e-cigarettes, ranging from whether they’re safe to if they can help people stop smoking.

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News digest – waiting time woe, cancer plans, post mortem study boost and… John Oliver?

Category: Science blog May 14, 2016

A bite-size digest of all the weeks key stories in cancer research, policy and health.

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Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

Category: Science blog May 13, 2016

We’ve announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

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More than two years of missed NHS cancer targets and real people are still being left in limbo

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016

An important NHS cancer waiting time target has now been missed for over two years in England, and it’s simply unacceptable.

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