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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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Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Category: Science blog April 5, 2016 63 comments

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

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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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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015 5 comments

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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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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Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore the reasons behind the nation’s rising rates of mouth cancer.

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Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog October 26, 2015 262 comments

Following today’s headlines about processed meat and cancer we ask how much meat is it sensible to eat? And how many cases of cancer are linked to meat?

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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015 2 comments

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Category: Science blog July 17, 2015 3 comments

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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