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8 new challenges between us and beating cancer

Category: Science blog June 22, 2017 0 comments

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

We launch phase 2 of our Grand Challenge with 8 of the biggest questions in cancer research.

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Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

Category: Science blog May 25, 2017 0 comments

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

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 24 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Category: Science blog April 24, 2017 18 comments

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 32 comments

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 3 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

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The sugar tax: a sweet stocking filler?

Category: Science blog December 5, 2016 Comments are closed

The Government has published its draft legislation for the sugar tax.

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Pancreatic cancer and diabetes – a cellular case of chicken and egg

Category: Science blog November 29, 2016 1 comment

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked, but how?

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