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The HOPON clinical trial: the doctor’s perspective

In the first of a three-part series we hear from a doctor whose clinical trial was funded by Stand Up To Cancer in 2012.

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Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer

Maggie is one of our research nurses and an oesophageal cancer survivor – read her story about the importance of spotting symptoms early.

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Celebrity cancer stories: help or hindrance?

Cancer news often gets more attention if a celebrity has been diagnosed, but does this help raise awareness or can the celebrity angle do more harm than good?

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A minimum alcohol price could cut cancer rates

Alcohol has been a well-loved but problematic part of British life for centuries, as immortalised in 18th century artist Hogarth’s…

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News digest – abiraterone in Scotland, No Smoking Day, red meat, oral cancer, and more

It was a week that started in Scotland, with the ‘no’ decision on prostate drug abiraterone, and went on to…

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BBC Three documentary on oral sex and cancer

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

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2009: PARSPORT – fewer side effects from radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is the ‘Cinderella’ of cancer treatments. Although it’s not suitable for all types of cancer, more than four out…

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Lords vote in favour of protecting children from tobacco

Last night, following a lively debate, the House of Lords voted overwhelmingly in favour of putting tobacco out of sight…

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Elsewhere on the web – January 2009

Here are some interesting blog posts and web pages we’ve seen this month. The excellent NHS Choices Behind the Headlines…

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Does mouthwash cause cancer?

The latest cancer scare story to hit the headlines this week was about mouthwash.  An Australian researcher claimed to have…

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