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Mustard gas – from the Great War to frontline chemotherapy

Category: Science Blog August 27, 2014

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Our milestones

From the Great War trenches to the frontline against cancer, mustard gas has come a long way, thanks to the outstanding research of chemist Alexander Haddow.

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Building the evidence for innovative radiotherapy

Category: Science Blog August 26, 2014

A look at a Government announcement to help fund some of our radiotherapy trials

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science Blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform

Category: Science Blog August 15, 2014

Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into s...

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Obesity and cancer – adding more weight to the evidence

Category: Science Blog August 13, 2014

Here we explore a new study looking at the link between obesity and the risk of 22 of the most common cancer types.

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A £6 million commitment to prevent more cancers

Category: Science Blog August 11, 2014

A look at our new £6 million initiative to support cutting-edge research into lifestyle and behavioural changes that can prevent cancer.

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Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly

Category: Science Blog August 6, 2014

We discuss a new analysis of the pros and cons of taking regular aspirin, and ask ‘what’s next?’

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