Bad luck and cancer risk

Those of us at Epicentre have long appreciated that bad luck plays a part in the risk of getting a cancer. This conclusion seems to be unavoidable once it is understood that a cancer results from a series of genetic mutations or other deleterious genomic events that occur over time within a single cell […]

Colorectal cancer survival: what is the role of diet?

Diet is thought to play a key role in cancer susceptibility, with more than half of colorectal cancers (CRC) thought to be potentially preventable through changes in lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity; however, the subsequent role of diet on CRC survival is unclear. With an estimated 244,000 CRC survivors in the United […]

EPIC publication highlights

EPIC colleagues have been hard at work again! Here is a collection of manuscripts that have been published in the last couple of months.


Does urine hold the key to a pancreatic cancer test?

For a variety of reasons, including a lack of tests to detect pancreatic cancer in its early treatable forms and the poor performance of current treatments, pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest survival of all cancers – sadly, with many patients dying within months of diagnosis. Thus, the search for new tests to identify […]

How many spoons of sugar should we have daily?

We all love a bit of sugar, it tastes deliciously sweet. However too much sugar can lead to adverse health problems, and not to mention an expanding waistline. Knowing how much sugar we can have in our diet is important.

The UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), which advises the British government, has produced […]