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News digest – Sir Terry Wogan, World Cancer Day, gene editing, proton beam therapy and more.

Category: Science blog February 6, 2016

Another national treasure loses their battle with cancer, World Cancer Day brings some much needed good news, scientists can start editing our genes, new resear...

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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Headlines about e-cigarettes don’t mean they’re ‘not safer than tobacco’

Category: Science blog January 20, 2016

We look behind the headlines at some recent research on e-cigarettes, asking are they safe? Can they help you quit? And do they attract kids to smoking?

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New alcohol guidelines to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog January 8, 2016

We take a detailed look at today’s new Government guidance on alcohol consumption, and how it relates to cancer risk

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Obesity and cancer – time for concerted action

Category: Science blog January 7, 2016

Our new report on trends in obesity contains some alarming findings. We take a look at it’s key conclusions and recommendations.

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“Surprised and deeply honoured” – our chief executive receives a knighthood

Category: Science blog December 30, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has received a knighthood for services to cancer research

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Why I made ‘Right Now’ – Henry Singer

Category: Science blog December 24, 2015

As our new TV advert, Right Now, goes to air, we caught up with its director, documentary filmmaker Henry Singer.

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