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E-cigarettes – answering the burning questions

An estimated 2.6 million people now use e-cigarettes in the UK. And this rapid rise in popularity – along with the huge range of products on sale – has meant that research...

A ‘simple urine test’ for pancreatic cancer? Not just yet.

Pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest survival rates of any common cancers, with only three per cent of patients still alive five years after diagnosis.

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News digest – Britain’s sweet tooth, cancer mysteries and… superman glasses?

Britain has a sweet tooth, and it’s becoming a problem. So this week, doctors said that sugary drinks should be taxed by 20 per cent. The BBC covered this as did the...

‘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...

Proton beam therapy: where are we now?

Proton beam therapy is a relatively new form of radiotherapy that’s garnered a fair amount of media attention in recent months and years.

At the moment, because the...

News digest – breast cancer, tattoos, marijuana and… car crashes?

Our researchers in Cambridge solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer: why women with ‘double-positive’ cancers seem to have better outcomes. The story was covered...

Keeping it local – A CLeaR commitment to tobacco control

Four in 10 cancers can be prevented. That works out as 600,000 extra cases of cancer over the past five years, simply as a result of changeable lifestyle factors.

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

When a doctor suspects a woman might have breast cancer, one of the first things they do is take a small sample of cells from her breast, called a biopsy, for tests.

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New NICE GP guidelines have huge ambition and potential

Dr Richard Roope, a practising GP and clinical lead for cancer at Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of General Practice, shares his thoughts on the new

ASCO 2015 round-up: immunotherapy continues to come of age

As you’ll have probably spotted by the array of cancer stories in the media over the last week, the world’s biggest annual cancer conference has just taken place.

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