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News digest – red and processed meat, DNA ‘fingerprints’, targeted leukaemia drugs and CRISPR

Category: Science blog April 19, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: even moderation consumption of red and processed meat can increase bowel cancer risk.

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Science Surgery: ‘How do tumours ‘know’ where to spread?’

Category: Science blog April 18, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

It’s hard to talking about cancers ‘knowing’ something, but they can have predictable patterns of spread. And scientists are beginning to understand why.

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News digest – cancer ‘vaccine factories’, cataloguing DNA weaknesses, NHS drug decisions and cancer sniffing canines

Category: Science blog April 13, 2019 1 comment

In this week’s news: scientists use CRISPR to catalogue cancer’s weaknesses and researchers train cancer sniffing canines.

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Why do certain faulty genes only cause cancer in some parts of the body?

Category: Science blog April 10, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our international team of scientists are tackling a fundamental question about how cancer develops: why do some gene faults only cause cancer in certain organs?

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News digest – HPV vaccine, global diets and NHS drug decisions

Category: Science blog April 6, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: positive results from the HPV vaccination programme in Scotland and new research looks at the areas of our face we might miss when applying sunscreen.

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News digest – discount junk food deals, lung cancer immunotherapy, cigarettes and wine

Category: Science blog March 30, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: new research asks, ‘how many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ and special offers fuel obese shoppers.

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Cigarettes and alcohol: should we be communicating cancer risk in terms of cigarettes smoked?

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 3 comments

Research today asked: ‘How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ But how these stats might now affect the way people view drinking remains to be seen.

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Inflammation and cancer: unravelling a 150-year-old mystery

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 0 comments

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Inflammation can prevent infections and helps repair injuries. But for people with long-term inflammatory conditions, it can sometimes lead to cancer.

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News digest – hot tea, cancer doctor shortages, junk food ad ban proposals and baby Grady  

Category: Science blog March 23, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details and Government proposes junk food ad watershed.

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 11 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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