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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Part 3 of our radiotherapy series explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. But what is it and can it help improve survival? We take a look.

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

This entry is part 5 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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Tobacco firms have failed to act on radioactivity in cigarettes. Here’s why.

It’s a plot worthy of Hollywood – a fatal radioactive poison, secret documents, suppressed information, and drugs. But this isn’t…

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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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NCRI Cancer Conference – day three

As well as the talks themselves, there’s been a fair amount of media coverage from the 2011 NCRI Cancer Conference….

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Radioactive polonium in cigarette smoke

Cigarette smoke has been called many things – smelly, dangerous and cancer-causing for a start. But radioactive? Yes, that too….

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