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A bowl of sweetener and a notepad with the chemical structure of aspartame

The IARC have recently classified aspartame as possibly carcinogenic to humans. But what does that really mean and do we need to worry? The IARC have recently classified aspartame as possibly carcinogenic to humans. But what does that really mean and do we need to worry?

by Maxine Lenza | Analysis | 14 July 2023

14 July 2023

Mobile phone

US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats. US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats.

by Weilin Wu | Analysis | 2 November 2018

2 November 2018

How can you tell if there's more to the latest cancer news than meets the eye? Here are a few tips to help you judge a story for yourself. How can you tell if there's more to the latest cancer news than meets the eye? Here are a few tips to help you judge a story for yourself.

by Michael Walsh | Analysis | 30 May 2018

30 May 2018

Response to address the misinterpretation by the media of a Cancer Research UK funded paper looking into a potential ‘gateway effect’ by e-cigarette vaping. Response to address the misinterpretation by the media of a Cancer Research UK funded paper looking into a potential ‘gateway effect’ by e-cigarette vaping.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 16 March 2018

16 March 2018

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival. Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 1 November 2017

1 November 2017

Cosmetics

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

by Nikki Smith | Analysis | 12 October 2017

12 October 2017

What does the evidence say about the link between negativity, stress and cancer and electromagnetism – a treatment that made headlines this week. What does the evidence say about the link between negativity, stress and cancer and electromagnetism – a treatment that made headlines this week.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 10 June 2016

10 June 2016

Cancer Research UK is calling for urgent action to see if criminal offences have been committed under the Bribery Act 2010 after claims made by BBC Panorama Cancer Research UK is calling for urgent action to see if criminal offences have been committed under the Bribery Act 2010 after claims made by BBC Panorama

by Cancer Research UK | News | 30 November 2015

30 November 2015

As experts call for more research into the influence of diesel emissions on lung cancer rates in non-smokers, we take a look at the state of the evidence. As experts call for more research into the influence of diesel emissions on lung cancer rates in non-smokers, we take a look at the state of the evidence.

by Henry Scowcroft | Analysis | 24 November 2015

24 November 2015