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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016

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

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 ...

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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 safe...

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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 researc...

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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 w...

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