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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

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News digest – Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, pancreatic cancer spending triples, oily fish and… pickled sharks?

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven forms of cancer, says an article published in the journal Addiction. This re-affirms what we already know about the link between alcohol...

‘I constantly see research improving outcomes for patients’ – Richard’s story

Dr Richard Adams, 46, is an oncologist and cancer researcher based at Cardiff University and Velindre Cancer Centre in Wales.

Three years ago, he was diagnosed...

From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

About a decade after World War II, an unexplained phenomenon hit US sheep farmers in Southern Idaho.

In the affected area up to a quarter of new born lambs had...

“Having cancer made it professional and personal” – Lauren’s story.

Lauren Honey, 22, is studying politics in Newcastle and loves travelling. She’s also a Cancer Research UK Campaigns Ambassador. These vital supporters help with our...

Cancer Research UK boosts efforts to overcome deadliest cancer as rates climb

Cancer Research UK has tripled its investment in pancreatic cancer, one of the hardest cancers to treat, since launching its research strategy in 2014 according to new...

Tackling hard-to-treat cancers – what, how and why?

Cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years, but progress hasn’t been equal across all types of the disease. For some forms of cancer, survival has lagged behind –...

Government’s increase in NHS spending deemed ‘misleading’ according to Health Committee

The Government has been accused of issuing "misleading" figures over its pledge to increase NHS funding.

"Money is always tight, but investing in the cancer strategy...

Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Despite some phenomenal progress, there are some forms of cancer where things have been much less encouraging, and where patients desperately need more options.

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Advances in Wilms’ tumour treatment – how less became more

Survival rates for children’s cancers are at an all-time high. Forty years ago, 4 in 10 children diagnosed with cancer survived the disease for five years. Now that figure...

Last orders on cancer – Dryathlon September is back!

Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon is challenging the nation to prove their willpower this September. Offered as a twist to the traditional January challenge, Dryathlon...

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