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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

The biggest cancer science stories of 2015

We've enlisted the help of one of our researchers to pick out the biggest cancer research stories of 2015.

Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Over the decades, our society has changed enormously – and with it our lifestyles. And because the rates of many types of cancer are linked to things we do...

Women are unaware of alcohol and obesity breast cancer risks

Most women questioned in a survey were unaware that drinking alcohol or being obese could increase their risk of developing breast cancer.

Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

You’ve probably seen today’s headlines, about the fact that processed meat has been classified as a ‘definite’ cause of cancer. And red meat is a ‘probable’ cause.

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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Our researchers in Leicester have published the results of a new study showing that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and wine...

‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Sugar has been heavily sprinkled over the headlines this week. It’s an ever-present ingredient in kitchen cupboards, drinks and lunchboxes up and down the country. And the...

‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

About a decade ago – back in the dark ages before social media took off – various versions of an email started circulating.

Purporting to be a “Cancer Update from...

Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

It’s not news that our environment – from the air we breathe to the food we eat – impacts on our health, including our risk of cancer.

But while some of the links...

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