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News digest – inequalities, Wikipedia, low-cal diets and more

Category: Science Blog May 31, 2014

A look at the week’s cancer news including 19,000 extra deaths due to social deprivation, inaccuracies in Wikipedia, low-cal diets for breast cancer and more.

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Why is economic inequality linked to 19,000 cancer deaths a year?

Category: Science Blog May 29, 2014

A new report links social inequality to more than 15,000 extra cases of cancer each year, and – even more alarmingly – more than 19,000 extra deaths.

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Wikipedia – is it fit for patient consumption?

Category: Science Blog May 28, 2014

In the light of new research on ‘errors’ in Wikipedia’s medical pages, Cancer Research UK’s new Wikipedian in Residence discusses how to improve things

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News digest – fascin-ating research, cancer ‘avatars’, ‘drinkable sunscreen’ and more

Category: Science Blog May 24, 2014

How might a protein called ‘fascin’ help pancreatic cancer cells spread? And what’s all this talk of ‘drinkable sunscreen’?

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Big data – media buzzword or breakthrough-in-waiting?

Category: Science Blog May 23, 2014

What is big data, and how might understanding it help beat cancer?

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What’s in a genome?

Category: Science Blog May 21, 2014

As part of the 2014 Pint of Science festival, two of our researchers will be looking at what makes a genome, and what can it tell you?

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Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

Category: Science Blog May 21, 2014

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, we’ve compiled a list of 10 recommendations for action we think the next government should focus on to help beat cancer.

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