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Cancer Prevention And Causes

Taking aspirin and anti-acid reflux medication prevents oesophageal cancer in high risk patients

Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease.

Smoking quit rates highest in 10 years

New data by UCL suggest success rates for quitting smoking are at their highest level for a decade.

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer.

World’s largest clinical trial on aspirin to stop cancer returning launches today

The world’s largest ever clinical trial looking at whether taking aspirin stops some of the most common cancers coming back, launches across the UK today.

Even short-term Pill use lowers womb cancer risk ‘for decades’

Women who’ve used the contraceptive pill have a reduced risk of womb cancer for more than 30 years after coming off it.

Diet swap study suggests gut bacteria play a role in bowel cancer risk

The benefits of a high-fibre diet in reducing bowel cancer risk could be due to its effects on gut bacteria, according to a preliminary international study.

Healthy-looking prostate cells mask cancer-causing mutations

Prostate cells that look normal under the microscope may be hiding genetic mutations that could develop into cancer, according to new research.

New clues to skin cancer development show sunscreen is not enough

Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Eczema may offer clues to skin cancer prevention

The way the immune system reacts to eczema could offer protection against skin cancer.