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

Category: Science blog November 16, 2018 37 comments

This entry is part 12 of 14 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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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Category: Science blog April 6, 2017 Comments are closed

Despite today’s headlines, there’s no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

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Commuting and polluting – whose health is losing out?

Category: Science blog March 3, 2017 1 comment

We look at new research measuring how much pollution we’re exposed to on our commutes, particularly in London.

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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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30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2016 4 comments

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

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Air pollution, health and cancer – a new report calls for action

Category: Science blog February 23, 2016 Comments are closed

A new expert report looks at the health toll of air pollution, and how to lower it

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016 1 comment

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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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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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2015 Comments are closed

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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