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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

This entry is part 29 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Radiotherapy

Part 3 of our radiotherapy series explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. But what is it and can it help improve survival? We take a look.

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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30 years since Chernobyl and 5 years since Fukushima – What have we learnt?

30 years after Chernobyl and five years after Fukushima, we’re taking a look at what has been learnt about radiation-linked cancers.

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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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No increased risk of cancer near Sellafield or Dounreay in recent years

Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s are not at an increased risk of developing cancer.

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Exposure to X-rays raises risk of breast cancer in young women with BRCA faults

Women with faults in BRCA genes are more likely to develop breast cancer if they are exposed to chest X-rays before they are 30.

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Repeated childhood CT scans increase risk of cancer in adulthood

Repeated CT scans during childhood can increase the risk of developing brain tumours or leukaemia in later life.

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Tobacco firms have failed to act on radioactivity in cigarettes. Here’s why.

It’s a plot worthy of Hollywood – a fatal radioactive poison, secret documents, suppressed information, and drugs. But this isn’t…

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The causes of cancer you can control

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash…

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