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Opinion: ‘New brain tumour research projects reflect Tessa Jowell’s legacy’

‘The word ‘legacy’ is often overused, but not about the late Baroness Tessa Jowell’. Michelle Mitchell reflects on Cancer Research UK’s new brain tumour funding.

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Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Science Surgery

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here’s how scientists uncovered the link.

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The scientists on a mission to revolutionise brain tumour research

Meet our three new international teams of scientists that have been awarded £18 million to revolutionise brain tumour research.

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Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what’s behind the increase?

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan, before a biopsy. That’s the new recommendation, but is the NHS ready?

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Tackling side effects in head and neck cancer treatment – the end of the road for hyperbaric oxygen?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for years to prevent a side effect of head and neck cancer treatment called osteoradionecrosis. But does it work?

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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

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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The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin’s evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

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