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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

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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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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How exactly does obesity cause cancer? Three leading theories

We explore the science behind how fat causes cancer.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in…

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Our milestones: the birth of abiraterone for prostate cancer

This entry is part 24 of 30 in the series Our milestones

We look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone – a vital step in the drug’s development

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Our researchers in Cambridge have solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer that could lead to new trials to improve treatment for the disease.

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Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance

A look at some recent findings from the US, from researchers studying how prostate cancers can be resistant to two new drugs – abiraterone and enzalutamide

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The contraceptive Pill and cancer – a look behind today’s headlines

We take a brief look at what today’s study really shows about higher oestrogen Pills, and the bigger picture of the Pill and cancer risk

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Today’s headlines about tamoxifen

Following reports that women who stop taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could face their cancer returning, we look at the research behind the headlines.

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News digest – oesophageal cancer, HRT, Leveson and more

Amid the drama of phone hacking, economic gloom, ‘responsible’ capitalism and sinking cruise ships, the week has also seen several…

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