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HPV vaccine for cervical cancer – information

Category: Science blog October 1, 2009 Comments are closed

The HPV vaccine, which prevents against the virus that causes cervical cancer, has been in the news this week since…

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Cancer screening – is everyone benefiting equally?

Category: Science blog June 17, 2009 2 comments

Cancer screening saves lives. Thousands of lives every year, in fact. We know that it can help spot cancer earlier,…

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Measuring the ‘Jade effect’

Category: Science blog June 12, 2009 Comments are closed

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about a survey being run by scientists at the Cancer Research UK-funded UCL…

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Communicating the results of cervical screening – room for improvement?

Category: Science blog May 12, 2009 Comments are closed

According to reports, the death of Jade Goody from cervical cancer has made many more women aware that cervical screening…

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Has Jade Goody’s death affected people’s attitudes to cancer?

Category: Science blog May 5, 2009 Comments are closed

Now that the photographers and TV crews have packed away their cameras, it’s time to take a look at the…

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Elsewhere on the web – March 2009

Category: Science blog April 10, 2009 Comments are closed

The BBC’s Newsnight programme ran a special investigation into cancer on Monday 6th April. Here’s a short segment entitled “Cancer:…

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Jade Goody dies

Category: Science blog March 22, 2009 32 comments

We are very sad to hear of Jade’s death and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this…

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Behind the Headlines – HPV vaccines and cervical cancer

Category: Science blog March 18, 2009 Comments are closed

This week the Welsh Assembly Government announced that its catch-up programme for HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination is to be sped…

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Listen to the March podcast

Category: Science blog March 6, 2009 Comments are closed

In the March podcast we find about a new series of Cancer Research UK cancer centres that are opening across…

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Are cervical screening rates really increasing?

Category: Science blog February 18, 2009 Comments are closed

When celebrities talk openly about any illness, they inevitably help to raise public awareness of their condition. We’ve seen this happen when,…

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