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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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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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