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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

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

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Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

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

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it’s like taking part in a cancer clinical trial.

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All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren’t. We explore why.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

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.

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Scientists find new gene fault behind ovarian cancer

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.

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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

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

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Too good to be true? A blood test ‘to predict breast cancer’

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

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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

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.

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