Cancer Research UK Survey Shows Beliefs in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the European Journal of Cancer. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress (43%) and food additives (42%) caused cancer. A third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies (35%) and eating GM food (34%) were risk factors, while 19% thought microwave ovens and 15% said drinking from plastic bottles caused cancer…

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Two Global Cancer Leaders Announce Ambitious Strategic Alliance

Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest fundraising medical research charity, and the American Association for Cancer Research  (AACR), the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, are launching an ambitious new international alliance to speed the pace of progress against cancer. The overarching goal of the alliance is to stimulate leading-edge discoveries in cancer research that will ultimately help to save lives from this complex disease. Both the AACR and CRUK share the vision that significant progress against cancer could be facilitated by providing cancer researchers…

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Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties

Cancer Research UK launches an international study to answer the final questions before aspirin could be recommended to reduce cancer risk. Studies have estimated that widespread use of low-dose aspirin could lead to a 10% drop in the number of people dying from some cancers, but for every 17 lives saved by preventing cancer or heart attacks there would be 2 deaths* caused by strokes, bleeding or ulcers. While research has shown that taking aspirin for 10 years would have benefits for most people between the ages of 50 and…

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Amazon opens AmazonSmile to registered UK Charities

From 31st of January, all eligible registered UK charities are invited to join AmazonSmile where millions of Amazon customers can raise money for charities, small or large, local or national, by shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk. Customers who shop with AmazonSmile can choose a charity to support before they start shopping and that charity will receive donations from Amazon at no additional cost to the customer or charity. Customers will find the same Amazon they know and love at AmazonSmile, enjoying the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience –…

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Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK. Being bombarded by TV ads for unhealthy, high calorie food could lead teens to eat more than 500 extra snacks like crisps, biscuits and fizzy drinks throughout the course of a single year compared to those who watch less TV.**  Energy and other fizzy drinks high in sugar, takeaways and chips were some of the foods which were more…

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