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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 0 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 than that.

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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 cancers.

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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 12 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. Read on to find out what can be done...

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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 25 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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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 32 comments

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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Your Health Hubs – helping people to make new healthy habits

Category: Science blog January 11, 2017 0 comments

Find our about how our Your Health Hub programme is helping people stick to their healthy habits.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 3 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

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