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Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

Category: Science blog April 18, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Grand ChallengeIt’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than cure. We o...

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News digest – immunotherapies showing promise, breast cancer drug approved for Scotland, childhood cancer rates, and… killer sofas?

Category: Science blog April 14, 2017 0 comments

Immunotherapies are showing promise but not for every tumour, calls for boys to be vaccinated against HPV, and... what's k...

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3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Category: Science blog April 6, 2017 0 comments

Despite today’s headlines, there’s no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 3 comments

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated th...

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A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

Category: Science blog February 22, 2017 2 comments

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

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GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

Our new report looks at what GPs know about offering tamoxifen and aspirin to lower the risk of, or prevent, certain cance...

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Category: Science blog February 8, 2017 2 comments

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world...

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New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 39 comments

A new study has looked at the long-term safety of e-cigarette use.

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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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