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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.

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 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 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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