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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015 327 comments

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the…

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More progress in detecting oesophageal cancer early

Category: Science blog December 2, 2014 19 comments

We take a look at the latest data from a clinical trial testing a ‘sponge on a string’ as a new way to detect oesophageal cancer early.

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NCRI 2014 conference summary – day 3

Category: Science blog November 5, 2014 1 comment

Here’s our round up from day three of the NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Our new strategy – “a big step towards putting us all out of jobs”

Category: Science blog April 29, 2014 22 comments

As we launch our new strategy, we catch up with chief scientist, Professor Nic Jones, and get his take on our plans for the future.

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Spotting symptoms – a personal story about oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog February 12, 2014 11 comments

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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Why are oesophageal cancer rates going up in men?

Category: Science blog June 18, 2013 24 comments

Our new figures show that rates of oesophageal cancer are increasing, particularly in men – what’s causing this rise and what can be done about it?

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A minimum alcohol price could cut cancer rates

Category: Science blog March 28, 2012 1 comment

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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Aspirin and cancer – the picture becomes clearer

Category: Science blog March 21, 2012 9 comments

NOTE: This post is from 2012. For discussion of today’s headlines please read this post. “Should I be taking aspirin…

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Spotting cancer early – our partnership with Tesco

Category: Science blog March 6, 2012 3 comments

If cancer is diagnosed early, it’s nearly always easier to treat successfully. But too many cancers are still diagnosed at…

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New video: Cracking the cancer code

Category: Science blog March 4, 2012 4 comments

Regular readers may remember that last July we launched two pioneering projects to hunt down the key genetic faults that…

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