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‘Having cancer makes my work even more meaningful’ – Emma’s story

Category: Science blog August 14, 2015

Emma Shanks shares her story of being diagnosed with oral cancer, not once but four times in succession.

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Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer

Category: 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?

Category: 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

Category: 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

Category: 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

Category: 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

Category: 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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