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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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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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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Category: Science blog April 5, 2016 63 comments

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016 1 comment

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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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 11 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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The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

Category: Science blog December 22, 2015 5 comments

We’ve enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

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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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