Together we will beat cancer


New tricks for old drugs – blocking oestrogen to prevent breast cancer

Category: Science blog April 30, 2013 2 comments

Tamoxifen is one of the mainstays of breast cancer treatment. Since the early 1980s, it’s been given to women who’ve…

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Leaders team up to combat cancer worldwide

Category: Science blog March 6, 2013 Comments are closed

Today, leaders from cancer organisations across the world – from Australia to Argentina, and Taiwan to Turkey – have issued…

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Breast cancer in the UK: can we do even better?

Category: Science blog March 1, 2013 1 comment

In the UK we’re making great progress against breast cancer – over 85 per cent of women diagnosed with the…

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Spreading the word about cancer worldwide

Category: Science blog February 4, 2013 Comments are closed

Today is World Cancer Day. In the UK barely a day goes by without a cancer story in the headlines…

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New horizons for lung cancer?

Category: Science blog July 8, 2011 3 comments

Beating lung cancer is one of our greatest challenges. It’s the most common cancer in the world – a staggering…

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First indication that bowel screening is working

Category: Science blog March 23, 2011 5 comments

This week we’ve released new figures showing bowel cancer is on the rise. Between 2006 and 2008, the number of…

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Breast cancer – why do the over-70s often fare worse?

Category: Science blog February 16, 2011 Comments are closed

A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer today sheds some light on why older women with breast…

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BBC Three documentary on oral sex and cancer

Category: Science blog January 10, 2011 5 comments

Last night’s BBC Three documentary, presented by actress Jaime Winstone, discusses the newest potential cause of cancer – oral sex….

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Fruit and vegetables are good for general health but have little effect on cancer

Category: Science blog December 1, 2010 2 comments

Back in the 1990s, the evidence that fruit and veg played an important role in protecting against cancer seemed compelling….

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