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

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News digest – cancer is a ‘perfect storm’, obesity, unbalanced cells and… mind control?

For the first time our scientists uncovered the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions needed for cancer to develop. Their work, which has been 10 years in the making, showed that...

Cancer survivors want clear diet advice from their doctors and nurses

People who survive cancer want clear advice from doctors and nurses about what they should eat, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in the European...

Bowel bacteria, drugs targeting cancers’ metabolic weaknesses and DNA ‘signatures’ – the brightest new ideas in cancer research

What do you get when you combine scientists, a ‘Dragon’s Den’-style pitch, and £200,000 to fund cancer research?

Cancer Research UK’s Pioneer Award, and a new round...

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

At the beginning of 2015, headlines were filled with claims that cancer was ‘mainly down to back luck’.

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ‘perfect storm’ of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more...

‘Surprising’ imbalance in cell growth could help oesophageal cancers form

Oesophageal cancers could stem from more than just cells growing out of control, according to research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Scientists discover drug combination slows lung cancer cell growth

Scientists have shown that a drug combination slows cancer cell growth in a type of non small cell lung cancer when tested in the lab, offering potential for developing...

Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

Much of the progress in cancer survival over the past few decades can be credited to life-saving and life-extending...

News digest – ‘Inexcusable’ Government obesity plan, tiny robots, precision medicine and… mummies?

It’s a year late, but the Government’s children’s obesity plan arrived to limited fanfare.