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

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 2 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 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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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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