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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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12 sun safety myths debunked

Category: Science blog June 10, 2016 140 comments

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 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 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 11 comments

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 2 comments

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 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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No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

Category: Science blog October 24, 2014 Comments are closed

Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.

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