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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2019 87 comments

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Category: Science blog March 13, 2019 31 comments

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.

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British Science Week: 10 of the biggest changes in cancer research over the last 20 years

Category: Science blog March 10, 2017 Comments are closed

This year’s British Science Week runs from 10th – 19th March, and the theme is ‘change’.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

We explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this disease.

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 Comments are closed

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.

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 3 comments

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?

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016 1 comment

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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Recently funded research – studying populations to piece together cancer clues

Category: Science blog May 12, 2016 Comments are closed

We look at the latest round of innovative and exciting new projects we’re funding in population research.

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Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

Category: Science blog February 19, 2016 1 comment

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.

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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 5 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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