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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2015

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

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in th...

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Antioxidants, free radicals and melanoma spread – what’s going on?

Category: Science blog October 16, 2015

We explore new research looking at how antioxidants and free radicals might affect the ability of melanoma cells to spread around the body.

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May I take your metaphor? – how we talk about cancer

Category: Science blog September 28, 2015

When it comes to talking about cancer is one metaphor better than another?

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80p of every £1 you give us is used to beat cancer: why The Sun’s article on our spending is plain wrong

Category: Science blog September 24, 2015

Our response to misleading claims in the media about how we spend the money we raise

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How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

Category: Science blog May 31, 2015

To mark World No Tobacco Day, we look at the illicit trade in tobacco, and how how the tobacco industry itself plays a role

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Category: Science blog May 8, 2015

Hoax emails about cancer risks and treatments are misleading and confusing, so don’t pass them on. Here are the facts behind the claims.

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