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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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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 0 comments

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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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 Great British vape off

Category: Science blog December 9, 2016 19 comments

The US Surgeon General has called e-cigarettes a national public health concern, but the picture in the UK is quite different.

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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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Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Category: Science blog November 16, 2016 2 comments

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Category: Science blog November 7, 2016 0 comments

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

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Scientists reveal genetic ‘signatures’ left by cigarette smoke

Category: Science blog November 3, 2016 4 comments

How does cigarette smoke harm our DNA to cause cancer? New research shows the complexity and severity of the situation.

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More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

Category: Science blog October 12, 2016 15 comments

New figures we’ve released today estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

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