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

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Plain cigarette packaging may reduce smoking rates

Plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes may reduce the number of people who smoke, according to a new review of evidence.

Tracing genetic chaos in 100 lung cancer patients could help predict survival

By tracing genetic chaos over time our scientists may have found a way to help predict lung cancer survival.

Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer

An experimental blood test could offer a way to detect early signs that patients’ lung cancers will return after treatment.

Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer’s return

The first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded TRACERx* lung cancer study show how tracking tumour evolution can help predict relapse.

There’s more to emergency diagnoses than GPs ‘failing cancer patients’

We look at headlines claiming GPs are ‘failing an estimated 32,000 cancer patients a year’ in England.

More than a quarter of Scottish emergency cancer patients haven't visited GP

More than a quarter (28%) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in North East Scotland hadn’t discussed any relevant symptoms with their GP beforehand.

The NCRI partnership launches new five-year strategy to accelerate progress in cancer research

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) launches its new five-year strategy today to accelerate progress in cancer research through collaboration.

A third of emergency cancer patients have not seen their GP

Around one third of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK study.

Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

Obesity behind surge in kidney cancers

An estimated 20,000 kidney cancer cases have been caused by obesity over the last decade in England, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.

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