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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Science Blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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Alcohol and cancer – the size of the problem in the UK

Science Blog March 22, 2013

You might be surprised to learn that alcohol-related cancer caused more hospital admissions than alcohol-related violence and road accidents combined (figures f...

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Budget 2013 – impact on Cancer Research UK

Science Blog March 20, 2013

The Chancellor, George Osborne, presented his fourth Budget today, against a backdrop of poor growth and declining poll ratings for his Party since last year’...

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Lifestyle and cancer: against the blame game

Science Blog April 11, 2012

‘My grandpa smoked like a chimney, drank like a fish, ate whatever he wanted, and still lived to a ripe old age. But my friend was a tee-total, non-smoking ve...

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News digest – bowel cancer, kidney cancer, booze, boost for drug development, and more

Science Blog March 31, 2012

Another week has flown by, and yet more interesting cancer research was in the news, both from our own scientists and from research groups around the world. We...

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Behind the headines: low-level alcohol drinking and breast cancer

Science Blog March 30, 2012

For regular readers, alcohol and breast cancer may seem like old news, and you might wonder why it’s hit the headlines again. But solid new data from a team o...

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A minimum alcohol price could cut cancer rates

Science Blog March 28, 2012

Alcohol has been a well-loved but problematic part of British life for centuries, as immortalised in 18th century artist Hogarth’s depictions of “Gin Lane...

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