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

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News Digest – ‘hibernating’ humans, 10 portions of fruit and veg, ‘hidden sugar’ and… rabbits?

The week started with headlines in the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Times and the Telegraph following cl

Watching how ‘young’ cells move gives clues on skin cancer spread

We all start life as a fertilised egg, but for this to develop into an embryo each cell has to go through a step-by-step process.

It’s a carefully choreographed...

A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with around 41,000 people diagnosed each year. And rates are rising.

More than half of UK bowel cancers...

One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The...

World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Explore the map below to see how these rates...

3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Grand Challenge

There was excitement in the air as 10 of the world’s leading scientists deliberated on their decision. After...

News digest – Grand Challenge, a ‘cancer breathalyser’, e-cigarettes, climbing children’s cancer survival and… Salmonella?

We asked the world’s scientists to propose how to tackle some of the biggest challenges in cancer research. Now, the first groups of winners of our Grand Challenge have been...

World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol

In part 3 of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at how liver cancer affects different regions across the world. We’re focusing on cancer that starts in the liver...

GPs need help promoting the benefits of cancer preventing drugs

Using drugs to prevent certain cancers has been in the news a lot lately, particularly in relation to breast cancer.

We think that the use of drugs to try to...

Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Over the past 12 months, the acronym CRISPR has been popping up in science news left, right and centre. And for good reason.

Hailed as a revolution in genetic...

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