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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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What should you eat while you’re being treated for cancer?

Category: Science blog November 1, 2011 Comments are closed

In the years we’ve been writing this blog, we’ve published scores of articles looking at how different types of food a...

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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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“Cannabis cure for brain cancer” headline is misleading

Category: Science blog May 5, 2011 73 comments

Read our in-depth post on cannabis and cannabinoids here Earlier this week the Daily Mail reported that a young US boy’s...

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What are antioxidants, and are they good for us? (part 2)

Category: Science blog June 25, 2009 Comments are closed

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series AntioxidantsYesterday, in the wake of an ASA ruling over antioxidants in green tea...

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What are antioxidants, and are they good for us? (part 1)

Category: Science blog June 24, 2009 Comments are closed

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series AntioxidantsThanks in part to intensive marketing by the food and supplement indus...

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No convincing evidence that homeopathy can help with cancer treatment side effects

Category: Science blog April 17, 2009 Comments are closed

Treating cancer can be gruelling, and patients often suffer side effects as a result of modern treatments. This is because...

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Tackling the quacks

Category: Science blog September 22, 2008 Comments are closed

Cancer can kill. It claims more than 150,000 lives every year in the UK alone. Thanks to research, improved detection and ...

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Look into my eyes…

Category: Science blog September 7, 2007 7 comments

You are getting very sleepy… Hypnosis is usually thought of as a stage show, or a way of helping people to quit habi...

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