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Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don't match the study they're covering.

Vitamin C as a treatment for cancer: the evidence so far

Headlines from last year could have you believe that eating oranges could cure cancer. But is there any evidence behind vitamin C as a cancer treatment?

News digest – cancer blood test progress, health food police, Tessa Jowell and… a ‘cancer-detecting mole’?

This week’s news includes the hunt for a cancer blood test, health food police in supermarkets and a skin implant that spots cancer in mice.

News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine.

Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.

Lab-grown ‘mini tumours’ could personalise cancer treatment

Testing cancer drugs on miniature replicas of a patient’s tumour could help doctors tailor treatment, according to new research.

News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

This week's news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

This week's news covers why cancer patients shouldn't stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading

E-cigarettes are in the news again, but the headlines linking them to cancer don't match the research.

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