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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

Category: Science Blog July 23, 2014

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has “phenomenally” improved from when Nicola’s mother had the disease.

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Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’

Category: Science Blog June 27, 2014

We look at the science behind media stories about a ‘simple blood test’ that apparently can ‘predict breast cancer’.

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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

Category: Science Blog June 11, 2014

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn’t there yet.

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Celebrity cancer stories: help or hindrance?

Category: Science Blog July 5, 2013

Cancer news often gets more attention if a celebrity has been diagnosed, but does this help raise awareness or can the celebrity angle do more harm than good?

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Twenty-five years since landmark bowel cancer discovery

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2012

There’s a lot more to do before we can say we’ve beaten cancer, but every now and then, it’s good to sit back and reflect on how far we’ve already come....

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Bowel cancer – 40 years of progress but early detection is key

Category: Science Blog April 2, 2012

Spotting cancer early can save lives. Over the last nine weeks, the Department of Health has been running a campaign called ‘Be Clear on Cancer’, aimed at r...

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Tracking down the BRCA genes (Part 2)

Category: Science Blog February 29, 2012

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Our milestones

Our scientists discovered the second breast cancer gene, BRCA2 – we discuss how they made the finding and what this means for cancer patients.

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