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Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly

We discuss a new analysis of the pros and cons of taking regular aspirin, and ask ‘what’s next?’

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The link between cancer and infections

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

Can you catch cancer? The answer is no, but you can pick up an infection that increases the chances of developing certain types.

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Cancer, wounds and inflammation – something fishy going on

Professor Paul Martin tells us about his cancer journey and his research on wound healing and cancer.

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The quest to unravel the side effects of cancer drugs

An important part of cancer drug treatment is minimising side effects – how are scientists tackling this issue and what does the new research show?

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A tantalising tale of obesity, bacteria and liver cancer

Could a fatty diet alter the bacteria in your gut, causing them to secrete a chemical that can cause liver cancer?

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Another clue to how the naked mole rat stays cancer free

Kilometres of winding tunnels under the tropical grasslands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could harbour vital clues to preventing cancer…

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Building an artificial tumour in the lab

In 2000, a team of archaeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes uncovered the mummified remains of a young…

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I want to break free – the microenvironment and metastasis

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Microenvironment

No man is an island, and the same can be said of tumour cells. Previous posts in our ‘microenvironment’ series…

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Feeling the heat – the link between inflammation and cancer

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Microenvironment

Regular readers will know that the infrastructure supporting a tumour – its ‘microenvironment’ – is a hot topic in cancer…

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Getting to know the neighbours – the tumour microenvironment

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Microenvironment

Despite the huge progress that has been made over recent decades, more than 150,000 people lose their lives to cancer…

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