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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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The team tackling the serious side effects of cancer treatment in an ageing population

We spoke to the team looking into the complex relationship between the gut microbiome and radiosensitisation in bladder cancer.

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New obesity strategy is a ‘landmark day for the nation’s health’ and our ambition to beat cancer

The UK Government have launched a new obesity strategy with a raft of measures, including restricting junk food marketing on TV and online.

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Tracing the toxic fingerprint of a bacterium in our gut 

This entry is part 22 of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

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Opinion: ‘Widening health inequalities in England should be a wake-up call for the Government’

Life expectancy has failed to increase for a decade across England for the first time in 100 years. And cuts to stop smoking services are part of the problem.

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Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

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Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

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Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Science Surgery

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here’s how scientists uncovered the link.

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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

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