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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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We’ve joined forces with Wikipedia to improve cancer information

Science Blog January 16, 2014

Read about our ambitious plans to improve cancer information on Wikipedia, the world’s fifth most visited website.

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Beating cancer twice: childhood cancer survivors pursue medical careers

Science Blog January 14, 2014

Read the story of five childhood cancer survivors – inspired to pursue medical careers – as they visit one of our scientists in the lab.

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How your information is used is changing, and you have a choice to make

Science Blog January 13, 2014

What does the new NHS system for sharing patient information from GP records mean for you?

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50 years of life-saving tobacco control

Science Blog January 11, 2014

On the anniversary of the landmark US Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, we look back over 50 years of life-saving tobacco control.

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News digest – oesophageal cancer rise, ‘heat maps’, nanoparticles and more

Science Blog January 10, 2014

This week’s breakdown of the latest cancer news covers the rise in oesophageal cancer, research using blood ‘heat maps’, specialised nanoparticles and more.

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Can pancreatic cancer really be “wiped out” in less than a week? Not yet…

Science Blog January 7, 2014

Following exaggerated reports in the media of a ‘cure’ for pancreatic cancer, we speak to one of our scientists about his latest research.

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