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.
Category: Science blog April 6, 2017
Despite today’s headlines, there’s no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.
We look at new research measuring how much pollution we’re exposed to on our commutes, particularly in London.
30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.
Category: Science blog February 23, 2016
A new expert report looks at the health toll of air pollution, and how to lower it
Category: Science blog January 5, 2016
The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?
Category: Science blog November 24, 2015
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.
We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?
Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.