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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

New figures we’ve released today estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

Meet our new research fellows 2016

Find out how our new up and coming researchers plan to tackle some of the big scientific questions in cancer.

Could an app help you cut down on drinking and lower your risk of cancer?

Researchers have developed an app that they hope will help people cut down on drinking alcohol.

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

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

Six ways to reduce your risk of bowel cancer

For bowel cancer awareness month we look at the different ways you can reduce your risk of the disease.

Worrying gaps in people’s awareness of alcohol and cancer

We explore a new study looking at public awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer.

9 in 10 don't link alcohol and cancer

Almost 90 per cent of people in England don’t associate drinking alcohol with an increased risk of cancer

Hungover Brits lost 22 hours of their summer

Hungover Brits have lost 22 hours of their summer, Cancer Research UK's Dryathlon campaign has found

How does alcohol cause cancer?

We explore the science behind how alcohol affects and damages our cells, and how this can cause the cells in our bodies to develop into cancer.

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