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

Category: Science Blog April 25, 2014

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

Category: Science Blog January 20, 2014

This entry is part 15 of 16 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

Category: 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

Category: 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?

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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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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The causes of cancer you can control

Category: 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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