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


World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rates of this...

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.

Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

We all make New Year's resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

Pancreatic cancer and diabetes – a cellular case of chicken and egg

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked, but how?

135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths predicted by 2035

Alcohol will cause around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years and will cost the NHS an estimated £2 billion in treatments according to a new report.

10 things you might not know about alcohol and cancer

For alcohol awareness week we're tackling some of the most frequently asked questions about alcohol and cancer.

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.