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News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

Category: Science blog February 17, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

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News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

Category: Science blog February 10, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news covers why cancer patients shouldn’t stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

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Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

Category: Science blog January 30, 2018 40 comments

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don’t match the research.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cervical screening ‘embarrassment’, modified flu virus and… monkey clones?

Category: Science blog January 27, 2018 3 comments

In this week’s news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.

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Professor Margaret Frame OBE and her contribution to cancer research

Category: Science blog January 24, 2018 0 comments

We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.

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A routine blood test for cancer would be fantastic. Today’s news isn’t it

Category: Science blog January 19, 2018 35 comments

A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it’s too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

Category: Science blog January 13, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

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‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 29 comments

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.

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Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 68 comments

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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New Year’s Honours 2018: Professor Caroline Dive, CBE, and her career in lung cancer research

Category: Science blog December 30, 2017 3 comments

Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.

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