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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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Worried about sunscreen? The 3 key ways to avoid sunburn this summer

As a new report suggests not all sunscreens do what they say on the bottle, we look at the best ways to enjoy the sun safely

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Half of us in the UK will hear the words “you have cancer” at some point in our lives. But why? We look at why rates are on the up, and what can be done.

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Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was ‘mostly bad luck’. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading

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600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Lifestyle factors have caused nearly 600,000 extra cases of cancer in the UK in the past five years – so what can we do about it?

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No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.

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10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Summer is officially here, so we’ve put together a few suggestions for how you can keep children healthy this summer holiday.

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Will I burn? Our new online app helps you predict today’s sunburn risk

Do you know how strong the sun is in your area today? Our new online app can help you find out.

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New clues to skin cancer development show sunscreen is not enough

Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

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