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The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Category: Science blog September 9, 2016 16 comments

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

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Four key ways to improve cancer patient care in Wales

Category: Science blog June 10, 2016 0 comments

Yesterday we published our report looking in detail at the challenges Wales faces. Here’s what we found and our recommendations for how the government can mak...

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Cancer care in England and Scotland – what do patients really think?

Category: Science blog June 8, 2016 0 comments

We take a detailed look at the findings of the recent Cancer Patient Experience Surveys, which ran in England and Scotland.

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The end of the road: trying to unpick the problems with end of life care

Category: Science blog August 7, 2015 2 comments

We take a critical look at the issues facing end of life care in the UK and what’s being done to resolve them.

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The gap between rich and poor: yet more misleading information from the tobacco industry

Category: Science blog January 20, 2015 Comments are closed

We discuss a recent report showing how the tobacco industry has misrepresented scientific evidence on health inequalities to the Government.

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Guest post: Are older cancer patients missing out on surgery?

Category: Science blog December 5, 2014 2 comments

John Butler is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here, he gives us his thoughts on new data on surgery in the NHS.

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Why is economic inequality linked to 19,000 cancer deaths a year?

Category: Science blog May 29, 2014 1 comment

A new report links social inequality to more than 15,000 extra cases of cancer each year, and – even more alarmingly – more than 19,000 extra deaths.

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Ten things politicians should do to help beat cancer

Category: Science blog May 21, 2014 6 comments

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, we’ve compiled a list of 10 recommendations for action we think the next government should focus on to help beat cancer.

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NCRI conference session: global inequalities in cancer

Category: Science blog November 12, 2012 Comments are closed

Despite common (mis)conception that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease of Western society (which we’ve discussed here), we...

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Kate Pickett on the nation’s health – why can’t we close the gap between rich and poor?

Category: Science blog September 21, 2010 Comments are closed

Professor Kate Pickett is a Cancer Research UK-funded health researcher, and co-author of  The Spirit Level. In this gues...

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