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Steph Phillips, Dr Miriam Dixon-Zegeye & Professor Sarah Blagden

We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease. We're funding the UK's first precision cancer prevention trial unit. It's testing a drug that could help protect people with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic condition that can lead to a more than 90% lifetime risk of cancer, against the disease.

by Tim Gunn | In depth | 19 September 2023

19 September 2023

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

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer. We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that's taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

by Nick Peel | Analysis | 1 February 2016

1 February 2016

Women who carry an inherited fault in the gene BRIP1 are over three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without the fault. Women who carry an inherited fault in the gene BRIP1 are over three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without the fault.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 19 January 2016

19 January 2016

Nicola and her children at home

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has "phenomenally" improved from when Nicola's mother had the disease. Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has "phenomenally" improved from when Nicola's mother had the disease.

by Henry Scowcroft | Analysis | 23 July 2014

23 July 2014

We look at the science behind media stories about a 'simple blood test' that apparently can 'predict breast cancer'. We look at the science behind media stories about a 'simple blood test' that apparently can 'predict breast cancer'.

by Henry Scowcroft | Analysis | 27 June 2014

27 June 2014

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn't there yet. Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn't there yet.

by Nick Peel | Analysis | 11 June 2014

11 June 2014