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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

Science Blog January 20, 2014

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Our milestones

In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.

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The link between air pollution and cancer

Science Blog October 18, 2013

The World Health Organisation has reported that air pollution increases the risk of cancer – how do the risks stack up against other causes of cancer?

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Huge genetic analysis points to cancer-causing culprits

Science Blog August 14, 2013

New research has identified genetic clues that could help scientists fingerprint a cancer and help pinpoint its origin – we take an in-depth look.

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‘Chemical jobs’ – should women be worried?

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

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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The causes of cancer you can control

Science Blog December 7, 2011

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash of their genes and their environment,...

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The Pill and prostate cancer

Science Blog November 15, 2011

This morning we woke up to headlines proclaiming that women taking the Pill could increase the risk of… prostate cancer. That might sound silly – women ...

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