How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.
Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.
Category: Science blog March 10, 2017
This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.
We explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this disease.
Category: Science blog February 6, 2017
In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.
A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?
We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.
Category: Science blog May 12, 2016
We look at the latest round of innovative and exciting new projects we’re funding in population research.
We look at the evidence on childhood obesity and cancer, uncovering a potential direct link between obesity in childhood and raised cancer risk in adults.
Category: Science blog January 5, 2016
The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?