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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 of…

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The Pill and prostate cancer

This morning we woke up to headlines proclaiming that women taking the Pill could increase the risk of… prostate cancer….

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The Pill, pregnancy and cancer – making sense of the headlines

Are all ‘side effects’ bad for your health? In the case of the birth control Pill, it seems not. Today,…

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Why are breast cancer rates increasing?

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

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Oestrogen causes DNA mutations – is this how it fuels cancer?

The evidence that the sex hormone oestrogen is involved in cancer is overwhelming. For example, breast cancer is more common…

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Listen to the November podcast

This month’s podcast is packed with highlights from the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference – the biggest of its…

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NCRI Sunday lectures – bookmarks, blood vessels, dignity, and the real cause of breast cancer

Here’s a taster of Sunday’s plenary sessions at the 2008 NCRI cancer conference.

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Prostate cancer and oestrogen – another piece of the jigsaw?

While oestrogen is best known as a female sex hormone, men produce it too – albeit in lower amounts. And…

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Nice article on breast cancer in the Independent

This article on breast cancer appeared in the Independent yesterday: Global rise in breast cancer due to ‘Western lifestyles’ Although…

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Does shift-work cause cancer?

“Everything in moderation” has become something of a catchphrase for cancer prevention. We know that many things can increase the…

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