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Alternative cancer treatment claims in the media are damaging and misleading

We were concerned to see an article in the Daily Express today asking “Do cancer alternatives really work?” This piece…

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Ginseng for cancer fatigue? The jury’s still out

As well as some of the exciting developments from this years’ ASCO cancer conference, we also spotted trial results, presented…

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News digest – ‘stratified’ medicine, government reforms, and improving survival rates

There’s been another glut of fascinating stories this week, most of which focused on aspects of the NHS. Here’s our…

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Hope or false hope?

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never…

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What should you eat while you’re being treated for cancer?

In the years we’ve been writing this blog, we’ve published scores of articles looking at how different types of food…

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There’s no conspiracy – sometimes it just doesn’t work

At Cancer Research UK, we’re often asked about alleged “miracle cures” for cancer, usually based on claims made on the…

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“Cannabis cure for brain cancer” headline is misleading

Read our in-depth post on cannabis and cannabinoids here Earlier this week the Daily Mail reported that a young US…

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What are antioxidants, and are they good for us? (part 2)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Antioxidants

Yesterday, in the wake of an ASA ruling over antioxidants in green tea, and a US research paper that suggested…

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What are antioxidants, and are they good for us? (part 1)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Antioxidants

Thanks in part to intensive marketing by the food and supplement industries, there’s a widely held belief that if something…

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No convincing evidence that homeopathy can help with cancer treatment side effects

Treating cancer can be gruelling, and patients often suffer side effects as a result of modern treatments. This is because…

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