Posts

February 28, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – smoking mortality, tobacco industry tactics, ‘head-transplants’ and more.
New research suggests 2/3 smokers could die from their habit. The tobacco industry fails to overturn anti-tobacco legislation again plus, ‘head-transplants’?

February 26, 2015

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3:37 PM | Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge
We look at fascinating new research from our scientists showing that pancreatic cancer can be split into four different types.

February 24, 2015

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9:00 AM | Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer
Every day our DNA is under attack. The brunt of this assault comes from the basic processes of life, which cause DNA-damaging chemicals to be released inside cells. But there are also external forces at work: carcinogens in tobacco smoke, ultraviolet rays from the sun and sunbeds, radiation from natural or man-made sources and much, […]

February 23, 2015

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3:39 PM | Teaching the next generation to crack the enigma of cancer
From the Oscars to code-breaking science - we look at how our researchers are helping school children crack cancer's DNA secrets using computers.

February 21, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – missed NHS targets, DNA ‘wormholes’, debunking ‘miracle foods’ and more
Treatment target times missed, sci-fi sounding research on DNA ‘wormholes’ and a thorough debunking of ‘miracle foods’ (plus an article that ignored this).

February 20, 2015

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5:51 PM | Fighting FIT – Scotland’s pioneering change to its bowel screening programme
We look at an announcement by the Scottish Government to improve the way they carry out bowel screening

February 16, 2015

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4:19 PM | Cancer screening – the difference between what people say and what they do
New research has revealed the differences between attitudes to cancer screening and whether people take part - one of the scientists behind the study explores.

February 14, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – hormone replacement therapy, cancer screening, ‘breath-sniffing’ smartphone app and more
HRT and ovarian cancer risk, what people say and do when it comes to screening and is there really a ‘breath-sniffing’ smartphone app to diagnose cancer?

February 12, 2015

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1:45 PM | A marathon not swings and roundabouts: the evidence on e-cigarettes
We look over some recent research - and the subsequent media headlines - around e-cigarettes.

February 11, 2015

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11:24 AM | Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials
We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

February 07, 2015

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9:00 AM | News digest – lifetime cancer risk now 1 in 2, naked mole rat, another ‘simple blood test’ and more
New figures show 1 in 2 will get cancer, research on the cancer-resistant naked mole rat and what’s the deal with the latest ‘simple blood test’ for cancer?

February 06, 2015

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12:31 PM | The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey – a patient writes…
A personal take on the findings of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey from Richard Stephens, who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma 15 years ago.

February 04, 2015

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12:01 AM | Why are cancer rates increasing?
UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on 'lifetime risk', we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done about it.
Editor's Pick

February 03, 2015

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12:17 PM | 2014 – a year of prizes and awards
We look back on the prizes and awards our scientists received in 2014.

February 02, 2015

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12:30 PM | ‘It seemed like the surgery had never happened’ – Rosa’s story
In the third in our series of guest posts from our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Rosa shares her personal story about surgery.
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