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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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‘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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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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Don’t believe the hype – 10 persistent cancer myths debunked

Category: Science blog March 24, 2014 378 comments

From ‘superfoods’ to sharks, we set the record straight on 10 common myths about cancer.

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Miracle cancer cures? Ask for evidence

Category: Science blog September 13, 2013 24 comments

We've all seen those headlines reporting a new cure for cancer, but do you know fact from fiction and how to ask for evide...

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Alternative cancer treatment claims in the media are damaging and misleading

Category: Science blog December 7, 2012 5 comments

We were concerned to see an article in the Daily Express today asking “Do cancer alternatives really work?” This pie...

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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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Ginseng for cancer fatigue? The jury’s still out

Category: Science blog June 8, 2012 1 comment

As well as some of the exciting developments from this years’ ASCO cancer conference, we also spotted trial results, pre...

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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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