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

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Cancer Research UK and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, join forces with Merck in new drug discovery alliance

Cancer Research UK and The Institute of Cancer Research, London announce a multi-project collaboration and licensing deal with Merck.

Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks.

Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

Funding cuts mean stop smoking services can’t offer support

Local authorities have dramatically reduced budgets for Stop Smoking Services, according to a new report.

NHS bowel scope uptake boosted by a fifth when patients sent reassuring reminders

Bowel scope screening uptake increased by more than a fifth (21.5%) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns.

News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

CRISPR genome editing has received lots of attention and hype, so we took a look at what it really means for the future of cancer research.

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.

Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

A leaked hospital memo suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients due to staff shortages. This is totally unacceptable.

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