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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

Category: Science blog November 16, 2018 8 comments

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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Mobile phones and cancer: misleading headlines fail to mention rats

Category: Science blog November 2, 2018 9 comments

US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats.

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they’d stop making cigarettes, says our senior policy manager.

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Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

Category: Science blog October 18, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But, on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect, as this science surgery post explains.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 11 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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Getting enough vitamin D? You need far less sun than you might think

Category: Science blog August 6, 2018 9 comments

How long do you need to spend in the sun to make enough vitamin D? Cancer Research UK-funded research sheds new light on vitamin D and sun safety.

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

Category: Science blog July 18, 2018 49 comments

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Older people and cancer: how research could personalise treatment plans and care

Category: Science blog July 16, 2018 4 comments

We look at how research could help to adapt and improve treatment for older patients, including inclusive clinical trials and pre-habilitation.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 4 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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Age: the biggest cancer risk factor

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 5 comments

Age is the single biggest risk factor for cancer. We explore why age increases the risk of cancer and what it means.

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