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News digest – no to prostate cancer drug, obesity, salt injections and more

Category: Science Blog August 16, 2014

No to prostate cancer drug abiraterone, the link between obesity and cancer, plus why there’s no new treatment for cancer using salt - here’s the week’s n...

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Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform

Category: Science Blog August 15, 2014

Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into s...

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Obesity and cancer – adding more weight to the evidence

Category: Science Blog August 13, 2014

Here we explore a new study looking at the link between obesity and the risk of 22 of the most common cancer types.

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10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Category: Science Blog August 12, 2014

Summer is officially here, so we’ve put together a few suggestions for how you can keep children healthy this summer holiday.

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A £6 million commitment to prevent more cancers

Category: Science Blog August 11, 2014

A look at our new £6 million initiative to support cutting-edge research into lifestyle and behavioural changes that can prevent cancer.

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News digest – aspirin, breast cancer drug ‘disappointment’, hot curries and more

Category: Science Blog August 9, 2014

Aspirin and cancer, the breast cancer drug too pricey for approval, plus misleading reports of hot curries and bowel cancer prevention - here’s the week’s n...

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Two new ways we’re funding research – the multidisciplinary and immunology schemes

Category: Science Blog August 8, 2014

We’re launching two new funding schemes for scientists, but what are they? And how might this new approach bring fresh ideas to the table?

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