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Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

Category: Science blog January 23, 2015

From giving up smoking to exercising more frequently – are we really more likely to be successful in a team rather than on our own?

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Standard packs: another step closer to a giant leap for public health

Category: Science blog January 22, 2015

Backed by cross-party support, the Government has announced the next step towards bringing in standardised tobacco packaging.

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cance...

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Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.

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Cancer Drugs Fund decision – ‘How can we deliver personalised treatment with an impersonal funding system?’

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, gives his take on the recent announcement of changes to NHS England’s Cancer Drugs Fund.

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My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce

Category: Science blog January 11, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has been invited to be the independent chair of a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce – here he explains what that will involve.

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Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

Category: Science blog January 5, 2015

A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was ‘mostly bad luck’. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading

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