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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines - but what does the evidence say?

Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it's like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren't. We explore why.

CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

Scientists find new gene fault behind ovarian cancer

Women who carry an inherited fault in the gene BRIP1 are over three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without the fault.

‘Angelina Jolie effect’ sees increase in double mastectomy rates among high-risk women at UK centre

Experts have reported an increase in preventative double mastectomies since Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the procedure in 2013.

Media coverage of Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy boosts awareness of reconstructive breast surgery

The coverage of actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy led to improved knowledge of breast reconstruction surgery among women.

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