Category Archive: Cancer

Feb 04

#WeCanICan help fight cancer

Today (4 February 2016) is World Cancer Day and scientists at LGC are already answering the call to do our part in the fight against cancer. For the next three years, from 2016 to 2018, the campaign for World Cancer Day is “We can. I can.”, a campaign designed to call each and every one …

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Jun 26

Food safety and quality – how fresh is your fish?

The moment a fish is caught it begins the natural process of decay, being broken down by enzymes (from the fish itself or bacteria naturally present). Measuring the resulting chemicals produced gives a measure of the freshness, and thus the quality, of the fish. Similarly, as LGC’s Michael Walker asks in a recent article for Food Science …

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Feb 04

Cancer research is #NotBeyondUs

This World Cancer Day (4 February 2015) we share how our scientists are taking part in the fight against cancer, searching for solutions for better treatment and diagnosis. The campaign for World Cancer Day 2015 takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist, and that they are …

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Aug 21

We may be exposed to dioxins but how can we maintain Standards?

Sometimes it seems that dioxins are never really that far from the news. Perhaps it started in 1976, when an accident at a chemical manufacturing plant in Italy (in what became known as the Seveso disaster) gave rise to standardised industry regulations known as Seveso II Directive. This was followed in 1983, when a dioxin …

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Apr 19

Using metals to fight cancer

Metallodrugs are pharmaceuticals that contain metals such as silver or platinum. They have the ability, in certain chemical forms, to inhibit the division of living cells. It was this discovery that led to the development of platinum-based drugs to treat a wide range of cancers. I am a researcher at LGC and I am currently …

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