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Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

Category: Science blog February 19, 2016

We look at the evidence on childhood obesity and cancer, uncovering a potential direct link between obesity in childhood and raised cancer risk in adults.

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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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How we’re building a community to beat oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 28, 2015

We recap what happened at our first ever international conference for oesophageal cancer in Oxford.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015

Statistically speaking, your genome is mostly junk. Less than two per cent of it is made up of actual genes – stretches of DNA carrying instructions that tell...

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cance...

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