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50 years of Epstein-Barr virus

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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