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Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly

Category: Science blog August 6, 2014 56 comments

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

Category: Science blog February 26, 2014 1 comment

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

Category: Science blog December 5, 2013 Comments are closed

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

Category: Science blog September 5, 2013 1 comment

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

Category: Science blog June 28, 2013 7 comments

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

Category: Science blog June 20, 2013 3 comments

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

Category: Science blog May 16, 2013 2 comments

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

Category: Science blog February 11, 2013 Comments are closed

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

Category: Science blog February 1, 2013 3 comments

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

Category: Science blog January 11, 2013 Comments are closed

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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