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Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer

Science Blog February 12, 2014

Maggie is one of our research nurses and an oesophageal cancer survivor – read her story about the importance of spotting symptoms early.

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Celebrity cancer stories: help or hindrance?

Science Blog July 5, 2013

Cancer news often gets more attention if a celebrity has been diagnosed, but does this help raise awareness or can the celebrity angle do more harm than good?

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A minimum alcohol price could cut cancer rates

Science Blog March 28, 2012

Alcohol has been a well-loved but problematic part of British life for centuries, as immortalised in 18th century artist Hogarth’s depictions of “Gin Lane...

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News digest – abiraterone in Scotland, No Smoking Day, red meat, oral cancer, and more

Science Blog March 16, 2012

It was a week that started in Scotland, with the ‘no’ decision on prostate drug abiraterone, and went on to cover skin cancer, No Smoking Day, oral ...

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BBC Three documentary on oral sex and cancer

Science Blog January 10, 2011

Last night’s BBC Three documentary, presented by actress Jaime Winstone, discusses the newest potential cause of cancer – oral sex. But before you decla...

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Lords vote in favour of protecting children from tobacco

Science Blog May 7, 2009

Last night, following a lively debate, the House of Lords voted overwhelmingly in favour of putting tobacco out of sight in shops and supermarkets. The bill wil...

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Elsewhere on the web – January 2009

Science Blog January 19, 2009

Here are some interesting blog posts and web pages we’ve seen this month. The excellent NHS Choices Behind the Headlines blog has some good posts about cancer...

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