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The 1939 Cancer Act: What is it, what does it do, and is it ‘suppressing the cure’?

Category: Science blog February 19, 2016 3 comments

We take a closer look at the contents of the Cancer Act as it now stands, how it has changed, and how it still works to protect patients and the public.

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015 2 comments

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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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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Alternative therapies: what’s the harm?

Category: Science blog April 27, 2015 30 comments

We often see stories in the media about cancer patients who have chosen alternative treatments, either alongside or instea...

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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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No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

Category: Science blog October 24, 2014 Comments are closed

Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.

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Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far

Category: Science blog July 25, 2012 4 comments

[Note – we are updating this blog post regularly as new research is published. Last update 01/10/15 ] IMPORTANT ...

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News digest – ‘stratified’ medicine, government reforms, and improving survival rates

Category: Science blog November 26, 2011 3 comments

There’s been another glut of fascinating stories this week, most of which focused on aspects of the NHS. Here’s our di...

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Hope or false hope?

Category: Science blog November 25, 2011 30 comments

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all”...

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There’s no conspiracy – sometimes it just doesn’t work

Category: Science blog July 6, 2011 8 comments

At Cancer Research UK, we’re often asked about alleged “miracle cures” for cancer, usually based on claims made on t...

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