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Gene variations and cancer risk – more results, more answers and more questions

Category: Science Blog March 27, 2013

A thousand scientists from one hundred international research groups working over four years. Thirteen papers spread across five journals. DNA analysis of two h...

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Tissue study turns tables on prostate cancer

Category: Science Blog December 20, 2012

As we heard yesterday , a man’s lifetime risk of developing cancer is set to climb to one in two by 2027, and one of the biggest reasons is an increase in pro...

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Notes from NCRI conference (day 4)

Category: Science Blog November 7, 2012

Before the final day of the conference started, we once again awoke to news stories based on research presented over the last few days. The BBC led with figures...

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Cancer death rates continue to fall

Category: Science Blog September 25, 2012

Today our stats team has published new data, forecasting that the proportion of people who die from cancer will continue to fall over the next 18 years. Rather ...

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News digest: a prostate cancer ‘sea change’, smoking stats, E. coli and more

Category: Science Blog August 18, 2012

Here’s our weekly round-up – it’s been a particularly good-news week in the area of prostate cancer research and care, but there were a number of other hi...

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Abiraterone available across the UK… finally!

Category: Science Blog August 13, 2012

We’re delighted with today’s news that abiraterone will be available for men with advanced prostate cancer on the NHS in Scotland. This is fantastic for Sco...

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Introducing our new Clinician Scientist Fellows

Category: Science Blog August 1, 2012

Translating a ‘eureka’ moment in the laboratory into new medical advances for cancer patients is never easy. But thanks to the support of the public, we’r...

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