In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.
Category: Science blog February 17, 2018
This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.
This week’s news covers why cancer patients shouldn’t stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.
E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don’t match the research.
In this week’s news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.
Category: Science blog January 24, 2018
We spoke to Professor Margaret Frame, from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, about her OBE for her contribution to cancer research.
A cancer blood test is in the news today, but it’s too early to say if it will work. We take a look at what questions still need to be answered.
Category: Science blog January 13, 2018
In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.
2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.
A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.