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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science Blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science Blog June 9, 2014

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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Why we need to talk more about anal cancer

Category: Science Blog June 5, 2014

Rates of anal cancer have quadrupled since the mid-70s, but why? We explore the possible reasons, and ask why the media didn’t cover the story.

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Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?

Category: Science Blog April 9, 2014

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

Concluding our story on Epstein-Barr virus and cancer, we explore the ongoing research into the virus and how this could lead to treatments in the future.

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50 years of Epstein-Barr virus

Category: Science Blog March 26, 2014

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

50 years ago three scientists published their findings on the first human virus that can cause cancer – read the story of Epstein-Barr virus.

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A bug’s life: H. pylori and stomach cancer

Category: Science Blog March 7, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the next in our Cancer and Infections series, we look at the stomach bug H. pylori and how it’s linked with cancer.

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The link between cancer and infections

Category: Science Blog February 26, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Cancer and Infections

Can you catch cancer? The answer is no, but you can pick up an infection that increases the chances of developing certain types.

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