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

Alcohol

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.

New alcohol guidelines to help cut cancer risk

We take a detailed look at today's new Government guidance on alcohol consumption, and how it relates to cancer risk

Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Over the decades, our society has changed enormously – and with it our lifestyles. And because the rates of many types of cancer are linked to things we do...

Women are unaware of alcohol and obesity breast cancer risks

Most women questioned in a survey were unaware that drinking alcohol or being obese could increase their risk of developing breast cancer.

Mouth cancer now the tenth most common cancer in men

Oral cancer is now the tenth most common cancer in men according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.

Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Our researchers in Leicester have published the results of a new study showing that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes and wine...

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer but less is more

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses.

Why are cancer rates increasing?

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done.

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