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50 years of Epstein-Barr virus

Category: Science blog March 26, 2014 1 comment

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

50 years ago three scientists published their findings on the first human virus that can cause cancer – read the story of Epstein-Barr virus.

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A bug’s life: H. pylori and stomach cancer

Category: Science blog March 7, 2014 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the next in our Cancer and Infections series, we look at the stomach bug H. pylori and how it’s linked with cancer.

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The link between cancer and infections

Category: Science blog February 26, 2014 1 comment

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

Can you catch cancer? The answer is no, but you can pick up an infection that increases the chances of developing certain types.

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A tribute to Anne Szarewski

Category: Science blog September 2, 2013 20 comments

In tribute to Anne Szarewski we look at her career and the huge contribution she made to our understanding of the links between HPV and cancer.

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Celebrity cancer stories: help or hindrance?

Category: Science blog July 5, 2013 2 comments

Cancer news often gets more attention if a celebrity has been diagnosed, but does this help raise awareness or can the celebrity angle do more harm than good?

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A tantalising tale of obesity, bacteria and liver cancer

Category: Science blog June 28, 2013 7 comments

Could a fatty diet alter the bacteria in your gut, causing them to secrete a chemical that can cause liver cancer?

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Leaders team up to combat cancer worldwide

Category: Science blog March 6, 2013 Comments are closed

Today, leaders from cancer organisations across the world – from Australia to Argentina, and Taiwan to Turkey – have issued…

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NCRI conference session: global inequalities in cancer

Category: Science blog November 12, 2012 Comments are closed

Despite common (mis)conception that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease of Western society (which we’ve discussed here), well over half of…

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Expert opinion: “Now we need to plan for first-line HPV testing”

Category: Science blog July 31, 2012 Comments are closed

Cancer prevention expert Professor Peter Sasieni talks about new research showing the effectiveness of HPV testing in preventing cervical cancer.

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News digest – curry extract and bowel cancer, infections and cancer, brain tumours and more

Category: Science blog May 12, 2012 2 comments

We launched a clinical trial (press release) to test whether curcumin – an extract from the curry spice turmeric –…

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