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Childhood obesity: the task of tackling cancer begins early

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

This entry is part 5 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

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

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Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

As experts call for more research into the influence of diesel emissions on lung cancer rates in non-smokers, we take a look at the state of the evidence.

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A tribute to Professor Jane Wardle

This week, we lost a dear friend, a colleague, a mentor and exceptionally talented researcher – Jane Wardle, one of the UK’s leading health psychologists.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in…

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Recently funded research – understanding cancer at the population level

Our Population Research Committee funds research on the causes and effects of cancer across large groups of people. Recently they funded several new projects.

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Young people and e-cigarettes – what do the latest data tell us?

In an article co-commissioned with The Conversation, Professor Linda Bauld looks at the latest evidence on e-cigarette use in young people.

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E-cigarettes – answering the burning questions

A look at the e-cigarette research Cancer Research UK is already funding, and how we’re working with researchers to identify new questions to answer

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