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12 sun safety myths debunked

Category: Science blog June 10, 2016

We clear up 12 common myths around sun safety to help you keep your skin healthy and reduce your risk of serious damage.

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

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

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

This entry is part 5 of 10 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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Worried about sunscreen? The 3 key ways to avoid sunburn this summer

Category: Science blog May 18, 2015

As a new report suggests not all sunscreens do what they say on the bottle, we look at the best ways to enjoy the sun safely

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2015

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

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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