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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Category: Science blog February 14, 2019 0 comments

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Aspartame and artificial sweeteners – helping or hindering weight loss?

Category: Science blog February 13, 2019 10 comments

There’s no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

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News digest – lung cancer scanning, cervical screening test switch, ‘Trojan horse’ cancer drug and fossilised tumour discovery

Category: Science blog February 9, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: NHS England roll out lung cancer scanning, and a planned cervical screening test switch could see the time between screenings extended to 5 years.

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Opinion: ‘NHS targeted lung health checks are another reason to be positive about lung cancer’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2019 1 comment

The roll-out of mobile NHS scanners will save lives from lung cancer. But staff shortages, stop smoking services and treatment inequalities can’t be ignored.

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Downloading the genetic rules of cancer 

Category: Science blog February 4, 2019 0 comments

Scientists are working to document all the faults in the DNA of cancer cells to help them understand how cancer works.

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News digest – vaping as a stop-smoking aid, an NHS first, cervical screening samples and why cancer won’t be ‘cured in a year’

Category: Science blog February 2, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: vaping as a stop smoking tool and why a ‘cancer cure in a year’ is unlikely.

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Smokeless tobacco: 5 common questions about ‘heat not burn’ products answered 

Category: Science blog February 1, 2019 1 comment

We answer 5 common questions about heated tobacco products, from what’s in them and if they’re safe to whether they can help someone quit smoking.

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News digest – 3 new Grand Challenge teams, tests for ‘unknown cancers’, cervical screening and renaming cancer

Category: Science blog January 26, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: cervical cancer prevention, sugary drinks and should we rename certain ‘low risk’ cancers?

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Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Category: Science blog January 24, 2019 2 comments

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 4 comments

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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