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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

Category: Science blog January 14, 2019 5 comments

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

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

Category: Science blog November 16, 2018 15 comments

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they’d stop making cigarettes, says our senior policy manager.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 11 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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Getting enough vitamin D? You need far less sun than you might think

Category: Science blog August 6, 2018 9 comments

How long do you need to spend in the sun to make enough vitamin D? Cancer Research UK-funded research sheds new light on vitamin D and sun safety.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 4 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Category: Science blog February 26, 2018 12 comments

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. We look at research trying to find out if losing weight can reduce your risk.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog February 16, 2018 9 comments

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 32 comments

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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