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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 2 comments

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016 1 comment

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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Recently funded research – studying populations to piece together cancer clues

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016 Comments are closed

We look at the latest round of innovative and exciting new projects we’re funding in population research.

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Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

Category: Science blog February 19, 2016 1 comment

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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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

Category: Science blog December 15, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2015 Comments are closed

As experts call for more research into the influence of diesel emissions on lung cancer rates in non-smokers, we take a look at the state of the evidence.

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A tribute to Professor Jane Wardle

Category: Science blog October 23, 2015 65 comments

This week, we lost a dear friend, a colleague, a mentor and exceptionally talented researcher – Jane Wardle, one of the UK’s leading health psychologists.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015 12 comments

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. ...

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Recently funded research – understanding cancer at the population level

Category: Science blog August 31, 2015 1 comment

Our Population Research Committee funds research on the causes and effects of cancer across large groups of people. Recent...

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