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Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform

Category: Science Blog August 15, 2014

Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into s...

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Don’t believe the hype – 10 persistent cancer myths debunked

Category: Science Blog March 24, 2014

From ‘superfoods’ to sharks, we set the record straight on 10 common myths about cancer.

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Food and cancer: why media reports are often misleading

Category: Science Blog December 14, 2012

The media’s appetite for things that cause or prevent cancer can be as notable for its sheer volume as for – in some cases – its hype. And food is...

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‘Chemical jobs’ – should women be worried?

Category: Science Blog November 22, 2012

There’s been quite a bit of media coverage this week suggesting that women in so-called ‘chemical jobs’ may face a higher risk of breast cancer, including...

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Some thoughts on stress, cancer and beta-blockers

Category: Science Blog July 18, 2012

The topic of stress and cancer is complex, emotional and controversial. Many people diagnosed with cancer, understandably, want to know whether something that h...

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Diesel exhaust fumes ‘definitely’ cause cancer – should we be worried?

Category: Science Blog June 14, 2012

Today the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – part of the World Health Organisation – announced that it had reclassified diesel exhaust as...

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Night shifts linked to breast cancer in women? Probably – but not definitely

Category: Science Blog May 29, 2012

A Danish study into whether working night shifts could affect a woman’s risk of breast cancer is hitting the headlines today. But (as is often the case), when...

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