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

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MRI scans for suspected prostate cancer could improve diagnosis

Using an MRI scan to help diagnose prostate cancer could spare some men from unnecessary invasive biopsies, according to a new study.

The technique could also help...

Scrambled DNA inside tumours might hinder cancer immunotherapy

Cancer treatments that harness the power of the immune system might be less effective in patients whose tumours carry incorrectly packaged DNA, according to US scientists...

Stop smoking services may boost mental health of people with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research,* funded by...

Meet the scientists tackling brain tumours, investigating a cancer ‘master switch’ and much more

We’d like to introduce you to our new leaders at Cancer Research UK. They’re spearheading their own research teams for the first time and setting out to tackle some of the...

Live from inside the human body: robots, blue dye and bowel cancer

In a world first, we’ve just broadcast a colonoscopy live on TV with Channel 4 to demystify and take the fear out of this procedure – a common test that can help prevent...

News digest – ‘genetic chaos’, cancer screening, ‘weekend warriors’, personalised medicine and… Nutella?

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute found a way to reduce the ability of cancer cells to spread in mice by tinkering with a gene. This is positive news, but...

Your Health Hubs – helping people to make new healthy habits

Millions of us make resolutions at this time of year to help us become fitter, happier and more productive people.

New Year is a great opportunity to make changes...

News digest – an unhealthy ‘cake culture’, sugary breakfasts, sound waves, faulty ‘switches’ and… ketchup?

Kicking off 2017 to a great start, 3 Cancer Research UK names appeared in the New Year honours’ list for their contributions to science. Two were awarded CBEs, while another...

A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Inside our bodies lives an inbuilt army against disease – the immune system. And it’s not just bugs and germs that it can fight off; immune cells can help tackle tumours...

Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

We’re all creatures of habit. And at this time each year many of us make, and then quickly break, New Year’s resolutions to be healthier. But where are we going wrong?...

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