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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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How exactly does obesity cause cancer? Three leading theories

Category: Science blog November 25, 2015 6 comments

We explore the science behind how fat causes cancer.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015 12 comments

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. ...

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Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

Category: Science blog September 21, 2015 2 comments

We look back to the 1990s, and to our 'first-in-man' trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone - a vital step in the drug'...

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Category: Science blog July 8, 2015 16 comments

Our researchers in Cambridge have solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer that could lead to new trials to improve...

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Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance

Category: Science blog September 5, 2014 3 comments

A look at some recent findings from the US, from researchers studying how prostate cancers can be resistant to two new dru...

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The contraceptive Pill and cancer – a look behind today’s headlines

Category: Science blog August 1, 2014 25 comments

We take a brief look at what today’s study really shows about higher oestrogen Pills, and the bigger picture of the Pill...

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Today’s headlines about tamoxifen

Category: Science blog September 4, 2013 23 comments

Following reports that women who stop taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could face their cancer returning, we look a...

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