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How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

Category: Science blog May 31, 2015 1 comment

To mark World No Tobacco Day, we look at the illicit trade in tobacco, and how how the tobacco industry itself plays a role

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Category: Science blog May 8, 2015 4 comments

Hoax emails about cancer risks and treatments are misleading and confusing, so don’t pass them on. Here are the facts behind the claims.

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Health apps: a note of caution

Category: Science blog April 24, 2015 6 comments

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

Category: Science blog April 20, 2015 Comments are closed

We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabi...

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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015 1 comment

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer - but how does this fit into the wider d...

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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 327 comments

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best ...

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Dances with Pharma: part 2 – How Cancer Research UK works with industry

Category: Science blog December 17, 2014 4 comments

In the second part of this two-part series, we look at our work with industry, why it's important, and how we try to influ...

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Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?

Category: Science blog December 16, 2014 5 comments

In this first in a two-part series, we take a look at how cancer drugs get to patients, and at some of reasons behind the ...

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Guest post: Claims of a cure for cancer? Ask For Evidence

Category: Science blog December 11, 2014 1 comment

Early career researcher Lydia Le Page blogs about Sense About Science’s new initiative, ‘Ask For Evidence’.

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What exactly is Google’s ‘cancer nanodetector’?

Category: Science blog November 6, 2014 2 comments

Last week, US tech giants Google made a splash in the media around ‘disease-detecting magnetic nanoparticles’ - but ho...

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