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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they’d stop making cigarettes, says our senior policy manager.

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‘My fiancee is gone but she’s still helping others fight cancer’

Category: Science blog September 28, 2018 2 comments

Following the publication of a new piece of cancer research, one of our colleagues reflects on the contribution his late fiancee made in making it happen.

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Sir Harpal Kumar: A spotlight on 15 years of progress against cancer

Category: Science blog August 29, 2018 1 comment

As part of our Annual Review 2017/18, our outgoing CEO, Sir Harpal Kumar, shares how our knowledge of cancer has changed in the last 15 years.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 3 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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International Day of Radiology: A day in the life of a breast imaging radiologist

Category: Science blog November 8, 2016 Comments are closed

For International Day of Radiology we caught up with Dr Nisha Sharma, a breast imaging radiologist, to shed some light on what radiology is all about.

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A new era for pancreatic cancer: The Dream Team

Category: Science blog October 17, 2016 2 comments

We catch up with Professor Gerard Evan, a cancer genetics expert in Cambridge, to hear about his Stand Up To Cancer-funded work on pancreatic cancer.

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Expert opinion: Professor Karen Vousden, our new chief scientist

Category: Science blog July 27, 2016 2 comments

Professor Karen Vousden is our new chief scientist. We caught up with her to get a sneak peak at what this involves, and what she sees as the hot topics for future research.

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Mouth cancer: dentists and GPs should be able to refer patients straight for tests

Category: Science blog November 27, 2015 1 comment

Professor Richard Shaw, a mouth cancer specialist who helped create our new Oral Cancer Toolkit, explains why it differs from the NICE referral guidelines

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Peering behind the pathology lab door: A day in the life of a pathologist

Category: Science blog November 5, 2015 3 comments

To mark National Pathology Week, we sat down with Dr Suzy Lishman, President of the Royal College of Pathologists, to find out what a pathologist actually does.

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Expert opinion – Constant craving: how can science help smokers to quit?

Category: Science blog September 27, 2015 2 comments

UCL’s Professor Robert West explains the science that can help smokers combat their cravings and quit the habit.

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