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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

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?

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Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.

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The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

We’ve teamed up with the journal Nature, which today publishes a series of articles that touch on some key areas for lung cancer from across the globe.

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Mapping cancer risks – what can (and can’t) it tell us?

The new Environment and Health Atlas charts data about diseases such as cancer alongside environmental risk factors including pollution and pesticides.

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The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?

This entry is part 15 of 30 in the series Our milestones

In 1978 Professor Julian Peto published a scientific paper that influenced many lives, by helping to usher in an era free from asbestos.

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The link between air pollution and cancer

The World Health Organisation has reported that air pollution increases the risk of cancer – how do the risks stack up against other causes of cancer?

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Huge genetic analysis points to cancer-causing culprits

New research has identified genetic clues that could help scientists fingerprint a cancer and help pinpoint its origin – we take an in-depth look.

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‘Chemical jobs’ – should women be worried?

There’s been quite a bit of media coverage this week suggesting that women in so-called ‘chemical jobs’ may face a…

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Diesel exhaust fumes ‘definitely’ cause cancer – should we be worried?

We speak to our carcinogen expert Professor David Phillips about this week’s announcement by IARC that diesel exhaust fumes cause lung cancer.

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The causes of cancer you can control

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash…

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