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Cancer Research UK launches new website to reveal local cancer statistics

Cancer Research UK unveils a new website that reveals a comprehensive breakdown of cancer statistics, which allows everyone to get the latest figures for their area.

Cancer genes differ in different parts of a tumour

Taking a sample from just one part of a tumour may not give a full picture of its 'genetic landscape', according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal...

New Guide Can Predict Patients' Survival

A new way of predicting how long terminally ill cancer patients have to live, has been devised by Cancer Research UK-funded research.

New cancer centre launched in Leeds

Leeds today joins a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres that are being launched across the UK.

People admit risking their health by putting off visit to the GP

Almost one in three (32 per cent) people in the UK say that if they had an unusual or persistent change to their body, thinking it would go away in its own time would stop...

Cigarettes, diet, alcohol and obesity behind more than 100,000 cancers

More than 100,000 cancers - equivalent to one third of all those diagnosed in the UK each year - are being caused by smoking, unhealthy diets, alcohol and excess weight,...

GPs refer eighty per cent of suspected cancers after two visits

More than 80 per cent of patients suspected of having cancer are being referred by their GP in the first two consultations, with more than half being sent to see a...

New clues to how humble painkiller stifles cancer growth

Cancer Research UK scientists have shed light on how a common class of painkillers - which includes ibuprofen - may interact with a key protein that fuels the growth of...

Friends and family say doctors should give lifestyle advice to cancer patients

Over 80 per cent of cancer patients' close friends and family think that doctors should give their cancer patients lifestyle advice on eating habits, weight-loss and...

Cancer patients want more say in treatment decisions

Cancer patients under 55 want more of a say in the decisions made about their treatment, according to new research being published in the British Journal of Cancer.