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News digest – smoking rates falling, aspirin risks, breast cancer drug U-turn and… ‘tanning drugs’?

Category: Science blog June 17, 2017 0 comments

Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's ...

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General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

Category: Science blog June 2, 2017 2 comments

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

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World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

Category: Science blog May 31, 2017 0 comments

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we’re taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epide...

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This is the end of tobacco advertising

Category: Science blog May 19, 2017 19 comments

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 24 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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General Election 2017: 4 things we want political parties to focus on

Category: Science blog April 28, 2017 0 comments

We look at the most important areas that parties need to focus on to tackle cancer ahead of the General Election.

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Brexit: As Article 50 is triggered, what’s next for UK science and patients?

Category: Science blog April 4, 2017 9 comments

As the UK Government has triggered Article 50, our chief clinician looks at what the Brexit negotiations could mean for cancer.

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A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

Category: Science blog February 22, 2017 2 comments

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

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GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

Our new report looks at what GPs know about offering tamoxifen and aspirin to lower the risk of, or prevent, certain cancers.

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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