Cancer news

Smoking rates halve since 1970s

The number of smokers in Britain has more than halved in the past four decades.

Obesity linked to nearly 500,000 new cancers worldwide

Excess bodyweight is behind almost half a million new cancer cases in adults each year.

Shisha pipes expose users to carcinogenic benzene

US scientists have found people who smoke tobacco with shisha pipes are exposed to higher levels of a carcinogenic chemical called benzene.

'Huge breakthrough' in understanding how the immune system recognises cancer

US researchers have revealed the identity of molecules on the surface of cancer cells which allow the body's immune system to identify and destroy them

Could computers help GPs diagnose cancer early?

Picture the scene. A patient visits their GP after losing weight and having chest pain that wouldn’t go away.

The GP has just 10 minutes to consider...