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

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 0 comments

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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Headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details

Category: Science blog March 20, 2019 11 comments

Hot drinks have hit headlines today, with new research sparking claims that hot tea ‘doubles the risk of oesophageal cancer’. But how hot is hot? And are the headlines anything to worry about?

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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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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

We explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this disease.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

Category: Science blog February 10, 2017 9 comments

This entry is part 11 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 1 comment

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

Category: Science blog January 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Meet our new leaders, who are spearheading research to tackle some of the biggest questions we need to answer to help more people survive cancer.

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Meet our new research fellows 2016

Category: Science blog October 6, 2016 2 comments

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

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Spotting the earliest signs of oesophageal cancer with a fluorescence-detecting camera

Category: Science blog September 8, 2016 4 comments

Our scientists in Cambridge have developed a specialised camera that could help detect precancerous changes that may develop into oesophageal cancer.

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