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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Category: Science blog July 31, 2017 1 comment

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the li...

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 3 comments

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2016 4 comments

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

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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 16 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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Tobacco firms have failed to act on radioactivity in cigarettes. Here’s why.

Category: Science blog May 24, 2012 38 comments

It’s a plot worthy of Hollywood – a fatal radioactive poison, secret documents, suppressed information, and drugs....

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The causes of cancer you can control

Category: Science blog December 7, 2011 63 comments

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash...

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NCRI Cancer Conference – day three

Category: Science blog November 10, 2011 Comments are closed

As well as the talks themselves, there’s been a fair amount of media coverage from the 2011 NCRI Cancer Conference. Tues...

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Radioactive polonium in cigarette smoke

Category: Science blog August 29, 2008 4 comments

Cigarette smoke has been called many things – smelly, dangerous and cancer-causing for a start. But radioactive? Yes, th...

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