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How does alcohol cause cancer?

Category: Science blog February 9, 2016 35 comments

We explore the science behind how alcohol affects and damages our cells, and how this can cause the cells in our bodies to develop into cancer.

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New alcohol guidelines to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog January 8, 2016 15 comments

We take a detailed look at today’s new Government guidance on alcohol consumption, and how it relates to cancer risk

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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

Category: Science blog December 15, 2015 Comments are closed

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

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Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2015 Comments are closed

We explore the reasons behind the nation’s rising rates of mouth cancer.

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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015 2 comments

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2015 41 comments

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done about it.

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Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

Category: Science blog January 5, 2015 58 comments

A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was ‘mostly bad luck’. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading

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600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Category: Science blog December 26, 2014 8 comments

Lifestyle factors have caused nearly 600,000 extra cases of cancer in the UK in the past five years – so what can we do about it?

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Six popular hangover ‘cures’ debunked (plus one that works)

Category: Science blog December 10, 2014 7 comments

In the run-up to Dryathlon, we discuss and debunk some popular theories and internet advice to keep hangovers at bay.

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