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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 4 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

Category: Science blog May 25, 2017 10 comments

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines – but what does the evidence say?

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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 3 comments

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

Category: Science blog August 22, 2016 2 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it’s like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

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All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2016 3 comments

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren’t. We explore why.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016 2 comments

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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

Category: Science blog July 23, 2014 9 comments

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 3 comments

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 3 comments

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 2 comments

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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