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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2016 4 comments

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

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Air pollution, health and cancer – a new report calls for action

Category: Science blog February 23, 2016 Comments are closed

A new expert report looks at the health toll of air pollution, and how to lower it

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016 1 comment

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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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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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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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015 1 comment

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

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Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015 10 comments

Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.

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The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

Category: Science blog September 11, 2014 1 comment

We’ve teamed up with the journal Nature, which today publishes a series of articles that touch on some key areas for lung cancer from across the globe.

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Mapping cancer risks – what can (and can’t) it tell us?

Category: Science blog April 25, 2014 2 comments

The new Environment and Health Atlas charts data about diseases such as cancer alongside environmental risk factors including pollution and pesticides.

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