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January 24, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – next steps for standard cig packs, couples getting healthy, e-cigarettes and more
Great news about standardised cigarette packaging, research on couples getting healthy and some questionable science around e-cigarettes - here’s the news.

January 23, 2015

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12:16 PM | Getting healthy: Is two better than one?
From giving up smoking to exercising more frequently – are we really more likely to be successful in a team rather than on our own?

January 22, 2015

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2:32 PM | Standard packs: another step closer to a giant leap for public health
Backed by cross-party support, the Government has announced the next step towards bringing in standardised tobacco packaging.
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11:45 AM | Cancer in kids, teens and young adults – why we’re renewing our focus
Cancer deaths in children and young people have dropped by nearly 60 per cent in the past 40 years - read about our new campaign looking accelerate this trend.

January 20, 2015

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5:22 PM | The gap between rich and poor: yet more misleading information from the tobacco industry
We discuss a recent report showing how the tobacco industry has misrepresented scientific evidence on health inequalities to the Government.

January 19, 2015

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6:04 PM | Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried
Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cancer survivor of 9 years – and now a terminal pancreatic cancer patient – I was deeply offended by Dr Richard Smith’s recent article in the BMJ in […]

January 17, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund, oxygen and lung cancer, breast cancer gene and more
More news on Government cancer drug funding, hyperactive gene linked to aggressive form of breast cancer and can oxygen cause lung cancer?

January 16, 2015

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5:15 PM | Improving the gold standard for brain tumours
We explore new research from our scientists testing a modified version of a brain cancer drug that could help overcome resistance to treatment.

January 14, 2015

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6:17 PM | Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath
Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.
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12:53 PM | Cancer Drugs Fund decision – ‘How can we deliver personalised treatment with an impersonal funding system?’
Our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, gives his take on the recent announcement of changes to NHS England's Cancer Drugs Fund.

January 11, 2015

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12:01 AM | My role as independent chair of the Cancer Strategy Taskforce
Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, has been invited to be the independent chair of a new Cancer Strategy Taskforce - here he explains what that will involve.

January 10, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – ‘bad luck’, cancer drugs, 2.5 million people living with cancer and more
Tough news on Government cancer drug funding, 2.5 million people living with cancer in 2015 and is cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? Here’s the week’s cancer news.

January 09, 2015

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3:05 PM | The HOPON clinical trial: a patient’s view
In the final post in our series about the HOPON clinical trial, we hear from a patient who recently took part in the research, Gerard Dean.

January 08, 2015

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4:08 PM | The HOPON clinical trial: the research nurses’ role
In the second installment of our series on the HOPON clinical trial we hear from the research nurses who help to run the trial in Liverpool.

January 07, 2015

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1:42 PM | The HOPON clinical trial: the doctor’s perspective
In the first of a three-part series we hear from a doctor whose clinical trial was funded by Stand Up To Cancer in 2012.

January 06, 2015

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12:16 PM | Science Snaps: Sir Henry Morris and the ‘anonymous Gentleman’
We explore the fascinating story of how an anonymous letter sparked a new approach for researching cancer in the UK.

January 05, 2015

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6:36 PM | Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline
A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was 'mostly bad luck'. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading
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