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Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

This entry is part 4 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

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Grand Challenge one: can we develop a jab to prevent cancer?

This entry is part 3 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We explore the first of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if it’s possible to develop vaccines to prevent cancers that aren’t caused by viruses.

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Around a fifth of unvaccinated ethnic school girls think they don’t need HPV jab

Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the HPV because they feel they don’t need to have it.

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The 7 questions we must answer to beat cancer

This entry is part 2 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

The world’s biggest cancer experts have selected 7 research challenges that must be tackled to beat cancer – we take a look at what they chose.

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HPV and cancer: the whole story, warts and all

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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Why we need to talk more about anal cancer

Rates of anal cancer have quadrupled since the mid-70s, but why? We explore the possible reasons, and ask why the media didn’t cover the story.

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Developing a vaccine for the Epstein-Barr Virus could prevent up to 200,000 cancers globally say experts

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent 200,000 new cancers worldwide per year.

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A tribute to Anne Szarewski

In tribute to Anne Szarewski we look at her career and the huge contribution she made to our understanding of the links between HPV and cancer.

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Tackling tobacco consumption and improving vaccination access are two of the best ways to reduce global cancer burden

Combating the tobacco industry’s tactics in the world’s poorest countries as well as ensuring the best cancer vaccines are available to those most in need are key in order to reduce the number of cancer deaths worldwide.

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