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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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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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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 4 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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Wising up on older people and cancer

Category: Science blog December 9, 2014 5 comments

A new report has launched looking at what we know, and what we still need to understand, about cancer and older people in the UK – we look at the findings.

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science blog June 9, 2014 13 comments

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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Is the healthcare system failing elderly people with cancer symptoms?

Category: Science blog September 21, 2012 4 comments

A new report published today – and widely covered in the media – raises difficult questions about how cancers are diagnosed…

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Breast cancer – why do the over-70s often fare worse?

Category: Science blog February 16, 2011 Comments are closed

A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer today sheds some light on why older women with breast…

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Why are breast cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2011 49 comments

Although more and more women are surviving, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and it has…

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Can healthy living really slow the ageing process?

Category: Science blog September 17, 2008 2 comments

Most of us are aware that a healthy lifestyle is good for us – it can reduce our risk of…

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