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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 4 comments

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Learning from a cancer’s past could predict its future

Category: Science blog May 28, 2018 6 comments

By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.

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Patient data saves lives. Here’s how we use and protect it

Category: Science blog May 25, 2018 2 comments

Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.

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Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2018 Comments are closed

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 Comments are closed

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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British Science Week 2018: how our pioneers are exploring cancer

Category: Science blog March 9, 2018 1 comment

This British Science Week we’ll be catching up with some of our pioneering scientists that are tackling cancer differently.

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International Women’s Day: Reflections from three women in science

Category: Science blog March 8, 2018 Comments are closed

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our female scientists about their careers and what they feel needs to change to better support women in science.

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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 78 comments

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn’t save lives from prostate cancer.

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Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Category: Science blog March 4, 2018 5 comments

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

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